Our Daily Bread- Until You Are Full
- READ: John 6:25-29
I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. —John 6:35
A friend who lives in Singapore told me about an old Chinese greeting.
Instead of “How are you?” people would ask “Have you eaten until you are full?” The greeting likely originated during a time when food was
scarce and many people did not know when they would have their next
meal. When food was available, it was advisable to eat until they were
After Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two small fish (John 6:1-13), the crowd followed Him wanting more (vv.24-26). The Lord told them not to work for physical food that spoils, but “for the food
which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you . . . . I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and
he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (vv.27,35).
As followers of Jesus, we should help those who lack adequate physical
nutrition. And with all, we can share the good news that our hunger for
inner peace, forgiveness, and hope can be satisfied by knowing Christ
Jesus Christ, the bread of life, invites us to come to Him for His feast for
the soul, urging us to eat until we are full. —David McCasland
Thank You, Jesus, that You call out to those
who are weary and thirsty and say, “Come to Me
and be filled.” We are hungry and are thankful
that You satisfy us. Amen.
There is a longing in every heart that only Jesus can satisfy.