We live in an age of enlightenment — and the time of the announced death of God. People simply no longer believe. Those who do are labeled as weaklings who need a crutch.
God is alive and well. One writer observed, “The most extraordinary thing about the twentieth century was the failure of God to die. The collapse of mass religious belief, especially among the educated and prosperous, had been widely and confidently predicted. It did not take place. Somehow, God survived, flourished even.”
Yet many people continue to live without him. Perhaps you know someone in such a dilemma. He may be obsessed with his physical health, but he thinks he can get by on a spiritual starvation diet.
He hardly opens his Bible or attends church. He occasionally nibbles on the spiritual junk food of self-help books. Radio call-in shows, TV snatches, and the advice of his friends are about all the theology he gets.
God, who continually blesses the world with food for physical life, has a nourishing spiritual diet prepared for him and us. That’s why Jesus calls himself the bread of life.
The human conscience hungers for righteousness. Jesus gives it. The early Christians knew they had “been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10).
The heart hungers for love. God declares to his people, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Jesus says that we do not live by physical “bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
Jesus satisfies the human yearning for purpose and fulfillment. He fills us with hope and joy and confidence about tomorrow.
Are you hungering to learn more about Jesus? We have been blessed with the bread of life, and we’re anxious to share him with you every Sunday!