The Bread of Life
Read John 6:25-40
Jesus replied, "I am the Bread of Life. No one coming to me will ever be hungry again. Those believing in me will never thirst." John 6:35 (TLB)
Jeri Mounier lives in New Jersey. Jeri and her daughters were excited to attend their first American Sign Language class at church. Their instructor explained that the sign for Jesus was made by touching a finger to the center of the palm on each hand. This sign signified the scars on Jesus' hands after the crucifixion.
As the class progressed that evening, they began signing the names of foods and various phrases to go along with them. While reviewing, the teacher called on one student to sign, "I am hungry for toast." The student inadvertently signed, "I am hungry for Jesus." Embarrassed, she laughed and apologized for her mistake. But her confusion was a revelation to Jeri. Jeri is hungry for Jesus in her life. The grace of his forgiveness and love are sustenance that we all yearn for.
In our world today, many people are starving, not only for food for their bodies but also for God's grace. It is important to nurture all parts of our being every day, not only with food but with meditation and prayer as well.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for caring for our bodies and souls, in Jesus' name. Amen.