Bread “For” Life
A couple weeks ago, prior to spending a week off island in Puerto Rico, we stocked up the condo with a few food supplies for our pet sitter, including a loaf of white bread. Now this might not seem like a big deal till you realize that for the last 10 years or so Tracie and I have refrained from eating much white or wheat in favor of Ezekiel or sprouted grain bread (numerous reasons but that is for another post). So, suffice it to say that while we don’t crave it much anymore, thinking about minced bologna on white can still make our mouths water (as can tuna on white or a BLT on white toast). So, guess what happens? We come back from PR and our pet sitter has left the whole loaf untouched! OMG! What to do? Do we start eating all our favorites? Trying to show restraint, we ate a tuna sandwich and put the rest of the loaf in the fridge. And then I forgot about it . . .
Well here is the interesting thing. It’s been three weeks and the bread is still good! Now anyone who lives in the Caribbean knows the shelf life of products can be pretty short. I can honestly say that I figured by now we would be looking at a good science experiment, but this bread just keeps on giving! In the Gospel of John, Jesus says to the disciples and the crowd that has gathered, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35). Eventually, even with all its preservatives, this bread in my fridge is going to go bad. Not so with the Bread from heaven. Good for the rest of our lives! Come join us Sunday as we worship, fellowship, and share in communion at the Lord’s Table. See you Sunday!