I am the bread
Is it empty or complex carbs for us? As bizarre as that question may seem, this Sunday I’ll have examples of both in worship. Maybe even a few more options. The difference between empty and complex carbs is that one helps the body do what it needs to do, while the other either does nothing or diminishes body function. So, do you choose Wonder Bread (something many of us grew up on) or Multi-grain; cinnamon rolls or bran muffins? When Jesus said, “I am the bread of life” which was he talking about? He has just fed the five thousand, and everyone had what they needed. He then walked on water, met the disciples on the sea and immediately arrived at their destination.
But the key question comes just before Jesus identifies himself as the bread of life. The key question was asked by those who sought him. They asked, “What shall we do that we may work the works of God?” Jesus follows up with some pretty specific stuff. So we’ll explore some of that this Sunday. It’s all about choices we make, kind of like the choices we make regarding what we put in our bodies. To prepare let me expand the reading and take you back to the beginning of chapter 6 and have you read from verse one to fifty-one. We won’t go through all of it on Sunday but it certainly prepares us for what we need.