I AM the Bread of Life
People are hungry. They are searching for something outside themselves to fill the void inside themselves. In John 6, Jesus and his disciples encounter a crowd of people who are physically hungry. They are hungry because they have been following Jesus, walking up hills and crossing over lakes, in hopes that he would heal their sick family member or friend. Like many of us, their hunger led them to Jesus. What begins as a conversation about food for their stomachs turns into a teaching about food for their souls. Jesus compares himself to bread because, throughout the story of Scripture, bread is always provided in places of want.