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Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life!

Rev. Enoch Thompson | April 12, 2024 | John 6:34-40



Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 (NIV)



The miracle of the multiplication of the bread and fish is still fresh in the minds of the Lord Jesus and of the crowds. The crowds were thinking of more physical bread, but the Lord used the opportunity to point them to the real thing, the bread of life, Himself. "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”


The human soul is a hungry soul, seeking filling and fulfilment. And in the place of the spiritual nourishment we need, we are used to settling for the symptoms in the external and material substitutes that only give temporal and temporary satisfaction. Jesus Christ declared to the Jewish crowd, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”


What a relief, what an offer. Bread to satisfy our deepest longing and to satisfy eternally. We are called to settle for our souls once and for all the satisfaction of our hunger and thirst, never to thirst again! When we commit to the Lord Jesus as our Saviour and Master, we can sing with the hymnist in the song SATISFIED:


All my life long I had panted

For a draught from some clear spring,

That I hoped would quench the burning

Of the thirst I felt within,



Hallelujah I have found Him

Whom my soul so long has craved

Jesus satisfies my longings;

Thro’ His blood I now am saved



Have you met Jesus, have you eaten of the Bread of Life? Then go forth satisfied, for He truly satisfies.



Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for making yourself available to me, the Bread of Life to me and all. May I spread the news of your gracious love that others may find their satisfaction in you as well. For your dear Name’s sake, Amen.





The phrase "bread of life" translates the Greek words "ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς" (artos tēs zōēs). "ἄρτος" (artos) refers to bread, a staple food in the ancient world and a symbol of sustenance and provision. "ζωῆς" (zōēs) means life, indicating that this bread provides not just physical nourishment but spiritual sustenance leading to eternal life.

Jesus uses this metaphor to illustrate that just as bread sustains physical life, He sustains spiritual life. He is the source of true nourishment and satisfaction for the soul. Those who come to Him and believe in Him will find fulfilment and satisfaction that goes beyond physical needs.

Reflective Question:

In what ways do you seek spiritual nourishment and satisfaction in your life? How can you deepen your relationship with Jesus, the bread of life, to experience true fulfilment and eternal life?

𝔹𝔸ℙ𝕋𝕀𝕊𝕋 Daily Devotional | AUDIO VERSION | APRIL 12, 2024

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