GPS: July 27, 2016

Today’s Scripture:

John 6:35, 41-51

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. Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Food For Thought:

The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Think of the image of Jesus as the bread of life. How does this image speak to you? In what way do you think that Jesus satisfies our hunger and thirst? How are you filled up in your relationship with God? How does your relationship with God lead you to fill others up?

Prayer:

Wisdom of God,

from the street corners and at the entrances to the city

you proclaim the way of life and of death.

Grant us the wisdom to recognize your Messiah,

that following in the way of the cross,

we may know the way of life and glory. Amen.

 

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