Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.  He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:34)

It’s hard to imagine never being hungry again…. and it’s hard to imagine life that goes on forever!  And yet, this is what Jesus promises in the Bible.

There’s a part of me that is so accustomed to hunger, that it seems like life might be boring without hunger.  I don’t think that Jesus means that in heaven we will have no joy in eating … because what kind of life would that be, right?? 🙂  … But I think He means to say that we will always have enough.  That we will eat and be satisfied.  And that our souls will have their fill of righteousness (Matt. 5:6)!

And unfortunately, there is also a part of me that is so accustomed to death, that I can hardly imagine life without it either. But, what makes Jesus’ Bread of Life so different from ordinary bread is that it brings eternal life.  One who eats of this bread, Jesus says, will live forever and never die (John 6:50)!  Jesus gave His Body so that we would not die, but live.

May we receive the Bread of Life in faith – unto life everlasting.  Amen!