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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday October 1, John 6.30-35

John 6.30-35

30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing?31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Thoughts: After the exile in Babylon the Torah became known as the Bread of Life.   In the Torah we read:  "One does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord (Deuteronomy 8.3).   Here Jesus is showing himself as the fulfillment of that statement/prophetic word.   But alas, we have miscommunication as the crowd cannot see Jesus as the "Word" but only as the "feedbag" that has filled their bellies.  Jesus here is proclaiming himself as the source of all life.

Question: They ask:  "what sign will you perform?"  What a crazy question, for Jesus has just performed the feeding of the 5,000.  But you see we are never satisfied with yesterdays sign...we want one today.   Have you ever experienced a miracle?  Do you think God still works "signs" and "wonders" today? 

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