In today’s Take Five, RZIM Canada’s Alanzo Julian Paul continues exploring the theme of beauty through the lens of Jesus’ proclamation that he is “the bread of life.”
When [Christ] says that He is the bread of life, He is a type of food that when you consume it it does to your spirit the same thing that food does to your physical body…it sustains us and strengthens us and allows us to live another day.
The beautiful reality of Jesus being the bread of life is that He is filled with all of the divine nutrients and vitality of heaven, leading to eternal life when it’s consumed.
Make it Personal
- What does it mean to you that Jesus is our “bread of life?”
Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water…If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
- How does Jesus being the “Bread of Life” speak to this idea of unsatisfied longings, and how can we help point others to Jesus through it?