Filled Up With Bread
This morning on my way to the office, I was listening to a podcast from Mosaic, out in southern California. In the podcast, Hank Fortener, was speaking about Jesus being the Bread of Life (found in John 6:35 – 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.”).
Hank shared the following:
“You see. I think there are these times in our lives where you go through these spaces where you feel like you’re spread out. Spread thin. Where you wonder if you’ll ever get back to normal. Will I ever get back to better? Will I ever get to good? Will I ever be at awesome? Will I ever get to the amazing part? You see this is the part where Jesus says, ‘This is where I step in.’ Because one of God’s sweet spots is His ability to meet us at our weakest. One of His sweet spots is His ability to be more powerful than our temporary circumstances. So when Jesus says, ‘I am the bread of life,’ He’s saying that ‘no matter what you’ve done up to this point, no matter what you’ve experienced up until this point, it’s still going to perish. You’re still going to die. But I can give you something that gives you life – that fills you so full that you can barely breath.’”
As I listened to these words, I could relate. Over the past year, I have wondered if things would ever return to normal. I have wondered if things would ever get back to better. I have wondered if I would ever get to the amazing part.
But I have also experienced relief – despite the chaos around me. I have experienced healing – despite unanswered questions. I have experienced a peace that comes from knowing that ultimately everything will be okay – despite the fact that life often seems to be swirling around me. I believe this comes from knowing and depending on my “Bread of Life” – Jesus Christ.
Do you know Him? Are you hungry? Are you unfulfilled? Are you thirsty for more?
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. John 6:35