John 6:51 – I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. (NKJV)
I enjoy toast for breakfast. Peanut butter and jam is my favourite morning fare on bread, and has been for years. It's good to know that peanut butter, in moderation, is good for you — protein, right?
I love a sandwich for lunch, but in recent months, I have noticed some changes in a loaf of bread. Sometimes, the weight is the same. The packaging is the same. Yet once I open it up, the slices are either thinner, or smaller, or both! When I put two slices of toast in the toaster, I now have a mental picture of two slices the size of soda crackers! The price is the same, or more, but there is less bread!
Do you remember when you put a slice of bread on the palm of your hand and the slice would cover most of it? Not any more! Now the slices are so small that I am left hungry, empty, and needing more.
Speaking of more or less, have you noticed that some of the packages, in fact, go so far as to decrease the number of items? For example, we used to buy a package of pita bread with eight rounds in it. Now it's down to six or seven.
Each year, we consumers are paying the same price or more, but getting less. Whoever thought of giving less and keeping the price the same as when you got more?
John 6:35 – And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (NKJV)
Earlier in John's gospel, Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10b, NKJV)
While some want to take away and give less in life, Jesus, the bread of life, came to give more, abundantly more! Have you experienced that abundant life?
Prayer: Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving us "our daily bread" — the kinds of bread that satisfy both body and soul. Thank You for an abundant life that gives more with each passing day. We are eternally grateful. Amen.
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