The crowd had just experienced the feeding of the 5,000 the day before, and now they were hungry for more. The miracle was great, but that was yesterday. “Show us something else.” “Wow us again.” “Moses provided manna every day for forty years. Can you top that?”
In the same way, we always want just a little bit more. “Just a little bit more” and we will be satisfied. “Just a little bit more” and we will obtain that elusive thing called fulfillment. It all leads to a life of selfish, and often self-destructive, striving.
At best, we end up filling our lives with stuff, yest we still never feel full-filled. Is it possible that we are looking to the wrong things for fulfillment? Is it possible that the fulfillment we hunger for comes from a different source?
The crowd wanted more bread. They had seen the physical miracle but missed the spiritual truth. When Jesus said, “I am the bread of life,” He was saying that fulfillment has a spiritual, not a physical source. We are full-filled only when we are filled by the presence of Jesus.
(Excerpt from The Seven I AMs of Jesus, page 45)
Feel free to respond to what you’re learning about Jesus, the Bread of Life. How does He fill your hungers? How does He bring fulfillment to your life?
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