Thursday, February 19, 2015
BREAD OF HEAVEN
If you are like me, then you love bread, especially when it comes out of the oven! I love it when it is soft and hot so my butter melts the instant I put it there. My husband would eat the whole loaf if you let him. And don't we just love the heavenly smell when it is baking?
Bread can mean so many things to so many......it can be life saving, a meal all to itself. It can mean comfort: "give us today our daily bread." When Moses journeyed with the people from Israel out into the wilderness of the Sinai, the LORD provided a daily provision of bread from Heaven for all. With this provision, the LORD was testing the Israelites to see if they would trust and obey HIM. But even with the daily manna, the people still wanted more!
Isn't that just like us......we are never satisfied. And isn't that just like our GOD? Doesn't HE provide for us on a daily basis? If you look at your life through simple eyes, you will see that HE provides you with food, a home, family, friends and a means with which to understand and study HIS word. Do we really need to ask for anything more? Aren't all of these simple blessings HIS daily bread of grace?
Someone once said, if you have the eyes to see, and the ears to hear, then you already have grace upon grace. Why is it then, that we can't seem to be happy with what we already have? HIS daily bread for us should be sufficient.......we really lack nothing at all.
When Jesus broke bread with the disciples, then that bread became a HOLY example of GOD'S love. Jesus said: "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from Heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from Heaven. For the bread of GOD is HE who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world." John 6: 32-33
Jesus also said, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to ME shall never hunger, and he who believes in ME shall never thirst." John 6:35. Our Jesus is our life bread, a daily HOLY bread, which sustains, lifts up and is all sufficient.
Next time you break bread at your table and smell it's wonderful aroma filling the kitchen, remember that it is a HOLY reminder of HIS love and grace and sacrifice for your sins. And next time you partake in HOLY communion and the breaking of the bread, remember HIM, JESUS, our HOLY ONE, the true bread of this life.
Matthew 26:26 "And as they were eating, JESUS took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said: "Take, eat, this is MY body."