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"Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
- Matthew 4:4; also Deuteronomy 8:3
"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will eat or drink; or will wear. Is not life important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour of his life? ... So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But, seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - from Matthew 6:25-34
Everyone who hears these words and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. - Matthew 7:24
"Journey for the Bread" is my understanding our spiritual life for Jesus Christ - "Bread that Came down from Heaven." (John 6:41) The gospel writer, John testifies to us "Who Jesus was" in his gospel (Chapter 6) with an 'I am" saying. "Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval (v. 27)." ... The Work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent (v. 29). ... "It is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." (vv. 31-32). ...
"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." (v. 35)
"Revelation" Johanine literature of apocalypse refers "the Bread" to "New Jerusalem," coming down from heaven. (Rev. 21:1-10, esp. v. 10)
The biblical implications of the bread tells me about the presence of Jesus Christ in my personal journey as well as in yours. But, the presence should be a future event as some readers can get. He was, is and is to come. The voice from God through John's message persuade me sufficient enough to confess that Jesus of Nazareth as true Son and true man.
I can imagine how astounded John was when he saw Him, as described: "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me (perhaps on his left shoulder) and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. (Revelation 1:17-18)
"The Bread of God" (John 6:33) calls you and me to "come and believe" that He is from God. The Journey for the Bread helps us understand our purpose in life. Through faith in Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God, we may have life in his name. (John 20:31)
I love to leave here a couple of things I have learned from him.