In this week's Bible reading from John 6:24-35, 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."
Bread is both a symbol of life – and something that is necessary for life. Bread means nourishment to someone who is hungry.
Jesus talked about bread and nourishment to a people who sometimes, maybe often, wondered when their next meal was coming or where it was coming from.
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
We don’t really get that, do we? Hunger isn’t something most of us who do things like blog and read blogs ever have to live with. As a matter of fact, instead of getting hungry again and again, we look for ways to eat less.
We’re not hungry – really. We’re stuffed and trying to find ways to get un-stuffed. We’re a nation bent on diet and weight loss. We have
- Christian Weight Loss
- Scientific Weight Loss
- Miracle weight loss pills
- The Grapefruit Diet
- Lo-Carb diets
- Dr. Phil’s Diet
- Pat Robertson’s Diet
- The Celebrity Juice Diet
- The Zone Diet
- And even The Bread for Life Diet