[b]Come and eat![/b](Horatius Bonar, "The Bread of Immortality")"I am the bread of life." John 6:48"I am the living bread." John 6:51All food is for the sustaining of life.Jesus announces Himself as the bread which will sustain the life of the soul. Not merely some doctrine--but Himself. He is the bread; not merely bread--but the bread--the one true bread; without whom the soul cannot grow, nor its life be sustained. For only by this life-sustaining bread, can such sickly souls be nourished. As such, Jesus is necessary to the soul as its food--its bread.Outside of Him, there is no nourishment, no sustenance. He feeds--He alone. He feeds us on Himself! All else is husks, or mere air and vapor. Jesus, in His glorious person,is our food--the true bread and sustenance of the soul; the hidden manna. Jesus applies various names to it: "bread from heaven" "true bread" "the bread of God" "bread of life" "living bread." All these are names indicative of its excellence, its power, its suitableness. It is the very bread we need; no other would do. Jesus is the soul's eternal food. Thisstorehouse is inexhaustible--and ever accessible!Come as you are, poor prodigal, starving on husks--come and eat! Eat, O friends! Eat, and live! Eat, and be strong!Eat, and be in soul health!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
The bread that we need to feed on is the Lord Jesus Christ. This we know, but we don't feast on Him as we should.Were we to exchange our overeating, t.v, sports, entertainment, internet etc, for time with God, whether in prayer, the word, study etc, we would be much healthier in Christ than we are now.But that is up to us.God bless.
Blessed be His name forever."The Hidden Manna".What a beautiful name for our Saviour.We must enter into the Holy of holies to find and eat of this Heavenly Bread,nowhere else is found but in His Presence,in that secret place David called The Shadow of The Almighty.Let us taste and see that the Lord is good and His mercies endure forever.Only He can satisfy our hungry souls.Amen.