Bread · Life

two days…

The single digit days…
get smaller and smaller…
two days till Christmas…

It’s funny… but in these coming close days… it feels like more time than way back at twenty-five days… two… whole… days… to prepare… what remains to be…

A lot of life can happen in just two days…
and that is who He is today…
Life…

He is the source of life…

He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through him,
and without him was not any thing made
that was made. In him was life,
and the life was the light of men.
John 1:2-4 ESV
He is the reason for life…
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities —
all things were created through him and for him.
Colossians 1:16 ESV

He is the sustainer of life…

And he is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 ESV
He meets our basic needs… our daily needs…
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. …”
John 6:35
…Jesus stood up and cried out,
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said,
‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
John 7:37-38 ESV
Bread and water… the bare necessities of life…
He is what we need to survive…
But He didn’t come to merely sustain…
He came to give life abundant…
“…I came that they may have life
and have it abundantly. …”
John 10:10 ESV
to satisfy…
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Isaiah 55:2 ESV
to fill…
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Psalm 23:5 ESV
He is… life eternal…
“… And this is eternal life,
that they know you the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. …”
John 17:4 ESV
Knowing Jesus…
knowing God through Him…
this is the Bread… the Life…
that sustains eternally…
He humbled you, causing you to hunger
and then feeding you with manna,
which neither you nor your fathers had known,
to teach you that man does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:3
Jesus… He is the Word… from the mouth of the Lord…
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son
from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 ESV
He came to show us we need more… than just physical bread…
we need more… than what feeds the flesh…
Since the Fall… we have been the walking dead…
spiritually dead… separated from God…
destined to die…
This Babe in the manger…
He came to reveal real Life…
make the Way… for Life…
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me. …”
John 14:6 ESV
Life in the Spirit…
Life abundant…
Life eternal…
For to set the mind on the flesh is death,
but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6 ESV
Lord… You are Life…
Teach me to live my everyday… ordinary life… with You… 

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