Jesus is the cup, the meal, the bread that has come down from heaven and will meet the need of the hungry heart and thirsty soul. We will never lack or be without whatever He can give us.
As Christians, we can’t let material things keep us back from what Jesus has for us. We shouldn’t be like so many others saying, “Well, when I get that house I always wanted, I’ll be happy.” Our happiness can only come from Jesus. He is the only satisfying meal we can ever eat. May we as believers be so content in Christ that no other meal can seduce us away from Him. May he so fill our lives that we don’t look longingly to other shores and dream of a different life.
Let’s make it our goal to wake up every morning and seek out Jesus’ bread. Let’s get up looking for the new day’s Grace encounter, the new days testimony, the new day’s fellowship with God. On hard days, He will cook us his best meal.
These are amazing, life-changing promises if we apply them. How does Jesus, being the Bread of Life, translate into our day-to-day lives? How do we practically use this? Prayer, taking communion, worship—these are all critical, vital ways to “eat” Jesus. But the single most important way to live out this truth involves the word of God, the Bible. Every time we digest the Bible, through revelation, we partake in the nature of Christ. In John, chapter one, we learn:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus was the word of God made flesh. Through His word, we access His heart and nature. When we eat the Bible, we feed on Him.