BREAD SEEKERS

There are those cataclysmic moments when our only recourse causes us to cry out in language close to: “God I know that you are the only one who can help me, please bail me out?”

We may not use those exact words, but something close to it blurts across our lips that demonstrates our brain knows where to turn in those moments of impossible odds. Somewhere in your background you were made aware of God, and His many attributes. You undoubtedly exercised your dependence on Him in that moment; if never before you showed your wisdom concerning Him.

Jesus had served 5,000 people and still there were twelve baskets of fragments remaining. The disciples endeavored to cross the sea without Him, however strong winds descended, they were frightened, and He came to their rescue. What words from the Savior: “It is I; do not be afraid.” The next words sound like anyone of us might utter, “So they were willing to receive Him into the boat.” (John 6:21)

Meanwhile, those who had their bellies filled where wanting “more”, in their desires they too crossed to Capernaum, “seeking Jesus”. Jesus identifies their motives… “you ate of the loaves and were filled”. He then says: “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” (John 6:24)

I have no idea what tragedy you may have encountered, nor do I know exactly the words that you called out to God in that moment, but I do know that He holds you accountable for your action, and I know He said, “work for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you”.

His love and grace follows and is sufficient for the supplicant!

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