This morning as I was fixing Alex’s customary toaster waffle, Amy came in and started to make herself a few pieces of raisin toast. When she was unable to get the packaging open, she call in backup. So after I helped her get it open, I asked her if she wanted the heal, to which she replied, you know it – “Nobody likes the heel”
Nobody likes the heel. ( well i am sure there are a few people out there who do, but really???) The heal is just not that good. Of course this immediately took my mind to the sixth chapter of John ( well actually, it reminded me of a verse and a search engine took me to John).
47I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:47-51 (New International Version)
So in the John 6, Jesus called himself the bread of life. He mentions that He is the nourishment that people need. It a very funny exchange between he and his listeners. But the point is interesting. From His word, and his teaching and his gifts, we have all we need. We have the Bread of life and we are blessed!
And we are to show his love and his life to others. Which means indirectly we offer the bread of life. (Not because of ourselves, but because we point to Him). So today, what will you do? What choices will you make that point the people you meet to the bread of life. Will you be the heel? Or as Amy did this morning, will add peanut butter to the bread that makes it even more attractive.
Live it, and share it.