Thank you for taking the time to check out today’s blog. One way we honor God is with how we spend our time. You are entering into a time of intentional connection with the maker of the universe, our Heavenly Father! Before you start reading the scripture verse chosen for today,
please spend some time in prayer. I recommend you ask God to: 1) free you from any distractions that might keep you from focusing on God’s word 2) quiet your heart and mind so you would be able to clearly hear His voice and 3) speak to you through his Holy Word and through this time of prayer and meditation.
25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”
26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[a]”
32 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. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
35 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.
What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear? So much of our time and attention is wrapped up in answering those questions. Jesus is offering us a much simpler, yet fuller life. I believe that comes in the very small, common decisions we make every day. The decisions we make that demonstrate what is truly important to us. As we go about our days today, may we truly act and live as if Jesus is the “bread of life”.