March 10, 2017

“I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever;” – John 6:51

Did you know that the ultimate “soul food” is the Bread of Life? Have you tasted this Bread? Do you know about it? This food makes you feel satisfied and content, sort of like your favorite meal. Now, don’t get me wrong, some of my most satisfying times are spent enjoying good soul food with close friends and family…fried chicken, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and butter beans. Man, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Okay, back to the devotion.

As good as all that soul food sounds, only the Bread of Life provides lasting satisfaction and contentment. Jesus tells us that He is the Bread of Life, the ultimate, most satisfying food, because only He provides us with spiritual nourishment that lasts.

During the Passover meal the night before His crucifixion, Jesus broke bread with the disciples. He said the bread symbolized His body that would be broken on the cross. Christ wanted all of us to know He is the Bread of Life: the only food that brings contentment and fulfillment to our souls.

I love soul food, especially the ultimate soul food, the Bread of Life–Jesus Christ.