Today’s Scripture: Matthew 14:20, 26:26; John 6:35; 1 Corinthians11:23-26
I love how the story of feeding the crowds concludes: Everyone was satisfied, and there was plenty left over.
Jesus referred to Himself as the Bread of Life, declaring that anyone who comes to Him will never hunger again. The Lord provides ultimate satisfaction. As the Bread of Life, He is the greatest example of brokenness. At the last supper, He broke bread with the disciples, referring to it as His body broken for us. Of course, He was referring to his imminent crucifixion. At that moment, He set into motion an act of remembrance for us to think about and declare His death until He comes.
When we see the spiritually hungry, we don’t have to search the crowds for a young boy’s lunch. We can share the Bread of Life for complete spiritual satisfaction. Add that to the mathematical progression:
20 loaves fed 100, “some” left over
7 loaves fed 4,000, 7 basketsful left
5 loaves fed 5,000, 12 basketsful left
1 Loaf (Jesus), still feeding
It’s not about logic. It’s about obedience. Now, let’s serve Him until He comes.
- How do you share the Bread of Life with others?
- In what ways can communion served in church become less of a ritual and more of a time of remembrance?
- How will your relationship with the Lord be different after this week’s quest?