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The True Bread From Heaven
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Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
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. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
Dear Father, I bless Jesus that He is the True Bread From Heaven. I praise Him that He is THE Bread of God (Your only true bread), Whom You sent from heaven to give spiritual life to the world. I am glad that You sent the temporary manna (bread) to physically feed the ancient people of Israel, but then 2000 years ago You sent the Person of Jesus to eternally feed and transform the souls of all people who receive Him as their Savior. What a magnificent gift You have given us in Him, as confirmed in 1 John 5:11-12, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; Whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” I pray that You will give us a consuming longing to know all we can about the True Bread from Heaven, so we will never again try to be satisfied with any substitute “bread.” This complete feeding of my soul with Jesus reminds me of some of Katherine Hankey’s precious hymn: “I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love; I love to tell the story, because I know ‘tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.” I give all these things to You in the matchless name of Jesus. Amen.