“Feed On The Bread Which Gives Eternal Life!”
To say your flesh is bread and people must eat it to have life was enough to cause the Jews to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
It should be the worry of today’s unbelievers too. Jesus did not assail their worries as he reiterated further that, “…unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me…”(Jn.6:52-59).
Jesus is not advocating that his followers become flesh eaters and blood drinkers as some cults actually practice. Or as we saw recently on social media, bottles of some reddish concoction being advertised as Jesus’ blood!
The flesh and blood of Jesus is a pointer that he is the crucified one and he is the source of life. To eat his flesh and drink his blood is to have faith in him as God’s appointed sacrifice who opens the door of salvation to the believer. In him is life both now and eternally.
This is hard to believe unless you are propelled by faith.
Notwithstanding these hard difficult-to-believe sayings of Jesus in the gospel of John, this is the main purpose of John’s gospel, which cannot be gainsaid: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”(Jn.20:31).
Believe this and gain everything! Believe this and you’ve eaten the flesh of Jesus and drank his blood!
Weekend prayer: Lord Jesus Christ I believe that you are the eternal bread from heaven that sustains my life. Amen!
Have a blessed weekend! Peace be with you!