Amid a daily life of tasks and responsibilities, there is a desire to look for something more to give meaning to our daily lives. This can even take strange forms, e.g., we seek fulfillment in various forms – in relationships, in achievements, in pleasures. Such searches bring only emptiness. It is precisely in such situations, when the soul is dry, that Christ’s words ring out to satiate our deepest longings—the Bread of Life for our souls.
Daily Devotional for October 31
“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.'” (John 6:35)
Nourished by the Bread of Life
Jesus does not just call himself the Bread of Life. He is God who invites us to receive Him as food for life.
Temporary food the satisfaction of our earthly desires, is not even remotely comparable. The Bread of Life fills our hearts with love, grace, and a lasting sense of purpose that begins in this life and continues for eternity.
Our souls are on a constant journey, often reminiscent of the Israelites’ wanderings in the wilderness in the Bible. The heavenly manna that nourished them is the forerunner and sign of Jesus Christ. He is the true manna that feeds our souls and strengthens us for the journey ahead. In this bread, we find the strength to overcome challenges, the hope that replaces despair, and the grace that shapes us to become more like Him.
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When we come to the Communion table and delve into His Word, we are offered the bread of life each time. It is a moment of encounter with God when we are invited to share in the divine life and be transformed.
Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, the Bread of Life, to satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts. Help us to seek nourishment in You, to find our fulfillment in Your presence. Let our souls be continually fed and our spirits rejuvenated as we partake of this divine Bread. Empower us to share this life-giving sustenance with others, leading them to the eternal feast You have prepared for us all. Amen.
- Reflect on the areas in your life where you are seeking fulfillment. How can the understanding of Jesus as the Bread of Life change your perspective and priorities?
- How can you daily partake of this Bread of Life? Consider the spiritual practices that can help you stay nourished.
- As you ponder being nourished by Christ, think about ways to share this sustenance with others who might be spiritually hungry.