Jesus, the Bread of Life
The Bible is full of stories like this where God mercifully satisfies us with the things we really need, and John 6 brings that out in this discourse on the bread of life. At the beginning of this chapter, Jesus performs the well-known miracle of the feeding of the five thousand (vv. 1– 13). The people who witness this miracle think that Jesus is a prophet, and they want to make him a king so that he can defeat all their enemies and continue to give them this delicious bread (vv. 14–15). But Jesus has a different goal in mind, and when they follow him across the lake the next day, and ask him for more bread, Jesus delivers this discourse (sermon), in which he offers them eternal life, the satisfaction their souls need. So, as we start to get closer to the celebration of Easter, let’s look at this discourse where Christ promises eternal life to those who trust in him.