Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Can you believe it’s Wednesday! I can rest easy knowing I am officially done with Christmas shopping for my loved ones. It wasn’t so bad this year; I honestly had the majority of it done before Thanksgiving. I went to TJ Maxx yesterday and finished all my last-minute gifts that I needed to grab in person rather than online. Good luck to any last-minute shoppers
Today we are reading out of John 6:35
This verse immediately got me thinking about all the bread I love. If you didn’t know, I love to bake, and baking bread has quickly grown to be one of my favorite things to make. It’s always been my favorite thing to eat. I mean, who doesn’t love the rolls from a red lobster? Or the ones from Texas Road House? I am Cuban, so a Cuban Tostada on the weekend is heaven-sent.
Beyond that, bread and water are what sustain us as humans. We physically need to eat and drink in order for us to live. When Jesus makes this declaration, he is saying; you cannot live without me. Whoever comes to him will never go hungry, and whoever believes in him will never go thirsty. He is saying that he will fill every need.
When we eat bread and drink water, our body uses the substance and turns it into energy. It then discards it, and it’s time to eat again. Similar to that process, I think it’s vital we remind ourselves every day that we have Jesus on our side. When we do that, we remind our souls and our spirits that we do not lack anything. We aren’t hungry, nor are we thirsty because he fills our every need.
My prayer for us today is that we realize how extremely blessed we are to do life with a man who fills our every need. We can talk with him freely. We can go to him when we need strength, when we need shelter, and when we just want to celebrate.
Jesus, you are the everlasting one, and we are honored to do life with you by our side. You quench every thirst and every desire for more. You fill us so that we don’t have to go hungry. You give us everything we need, and we honor you because of it. Thank you for being our safe place and our protector. I pray that you bless our day. We love you today and every day. AMEN!