The Saving Bread
Well, I didn't get to post yesterday because work has been in a word, INSANE. But I promised that I would be posting about what the Bread of Life is to me, so I will keep my promise. So today, I will be discussing Christ as "The Saving Bread."
Now in my life, I don't really remember what a life-saving thing bread truly is. I mean it's always readily available to me. I've never spent a day where I went hungry (I could actually do with a few days like that probably!) But there are millions out there who have nothing to eat that see bread as a saving grace.
Way back in Genesis 41, there was a terrible famine. A famine that spread throughout all the land. But God in His mercy didn't just leave His people with no provision. He had forewarned the Pharoah of Egypt about the famine 7 years ahead of time. And he sent Joseph to make sure that Pharoah clearly understood His warning.
So all of Pharoah's people began to store up extra food for seven years, and when the famine came, they not only had food for themselves, but they had extra food to sell to those who came from lands around them.
Joseph's brothers came to buy bread from Egypt, and they were reunited with their brother. Most of us have heard the story of how Joseph's brothers sold him into slavery, and we've all thought about how awful they were. But God had a purpose, and through their evil ways, He showed Himself as the life-saving bread.
Now, the people of Israel would have perished if God had not provided bread for them during the time of famine. We would also perish if God had not provided the Bread of Life to us.
Look at these verses from John 6:32-33, "32Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world."
The Bread that gives life to the world. Think about that, this Bread could save every single soul if only every soul would come to Him. I don't know about you, but that thought just blows my mind. And it saddens me that some choose death over life when the Bread is so freely offered.
I am so thankful for that saving Bread today. Join me tomorrow as I talk about the Satisfying Bread!
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