In John 6, Jesus revealed Himself as the Bread of Life; a bread that will sustain us, not as our earthly bread, but forever!
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
(John 6:35-40, King James Version)
We left John 6 in our previous devotion with the people asking Jesus to give them the bread of which He was speaking. They were thinking of the bread He had fed to them a few days before, or maybe even the manna that God had rained down upon the wandering Israelites. But, that was not what the Lord Jesus Christ meant.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Jesus revealed to them His true purpose for living among them; He came to purchase a people for Himself. Only by coming to Christ could they (or we) eat of the bread of life so that they would never hunger or thirst again.
Jesus' life was purpose driven. His entire focus was on bringing sheep into His fold who would live with Him forever. He was ever mindful of the will of His Father, and in fulfilling that will.
Why are we here? If we are Christians, why does God make us stay here? Why can we not just go to Christ and live with Him forever? These are questions we should think about; we, too, have a God-given purpose for being here. No matter where God has stationed us, He calls us to be a testimony for Him. Each person has contacts that only he or she can reach.
God is so good! In His great love He saved us, and now calls us to live our lives for His honor and glory that others may come to Christ.
I challenge you this day to seek the True Bread, and not the bread that passes away. Seek to please the only, true God. And, what is God's will?
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Amen! Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!