I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
– John 6:51, KJV
Jesus performed the miraculous feeding of 5,000 with five small loaves and two small fish for several reasons. One was to prove to the people that He was the Messiah. He wanted them to see his supernatural power in providing for their needs by mirroring His Father’s compassion. But, the people who were fed missed the point and saw Jesus only as someone who met their physical needs. They didn’t see him as the One who provided for all their needs – body, soul, and spirit. Jesus rebuked them several times saying he was sent by the Father from above. Jesus wants us to pattern our lives after Him, and take the message of his love and supernatural power into the world. Though we partake of physical food to sustain our physical bodies, unless we also partake of spiritual food, we will surely die. Christ is the Living Bread, sent from our Heavenly Father. All who are willing may trust in Him alone for eternal sustenance and receive life that can never be taken away. Jesus will never cast out any who truly put their faith in Him.
Father: You have sent Living Bread to nourish our souls, and provide us with salvation and eternal life. By faith I put my trust in You and celebrate the new life You have given me. Thank you for blessing me with everything I need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BEEFY NACHO SOUP 1 pound lean ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 can condensed nacho cheese soup
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies 1½ cups milk
¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese Tortilla chips
In a 2-quart saucepan, cook ground beef; drain. Add remaining ingredients and cook 8-10 minutes or until hot. Lower heat to warm until serving time. Crockpot may be used. Serve with tortilla chips.