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The Bread of Life

Today’s Reflection

YOU WOULD THINK Jesus would be encouraged by thousands of people searching for him, but he knew why they came. They were just looking for another miracle. They were driven by a need for fullness. Therefore Jesus told them that he could give something lasting and complete. In response, the crowd asked him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you?” (John 6:30). Think about that response for a moment. The crowd is fewer than twenty-four hours removed from a miracle and they are asking, “What can you do for us now?” That’s the problem with chasing fullness. There is never enough. We always need more. It keeps us on the lookout for the next miracle.

—Rob Fuquay
The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus

From page 29 of The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “I am the Bread of Life”?  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
—John 6:35, NRSV

Prayer for the Week

Lord, open my eyes, my heart, and my mind so that I may know who you are.

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