Bread of Life

November 22, 2008 at 6:04 am (Flowers of Thought) (, , , , , )

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Today, as I shared in the bread and loaf, Jesus’ miraculous feeding of five thousand came back to me-with some interesting correlations. Jesus fed five thousand people with a broken loaf. He fed many more than that with His body–which He proclaimed as the bread of life. He gave thanks, broke the bread, and gave it to His disciples to distribute among the multitude. At the last supper, He said, “This is My body, for you” and handed it out to His disciples. In the same way, He chose to share Himself with the world, through His disciples. Each of us has received a piece of Jesus’ body, as partakers in His grace, which, miraculously, is enough for us to share with everyone with whom we come into contact. With multitudes. And no matter how much of His grace we pass on, there will still be basketfuls left! That’s how sufficient the sacrifice of Jesus is. Almost wasteful in its extravagance. When God provides, He always does so extravagantly. Above and beyond all that we ask or think.

Yet I distribute so little of the Bread of Life. I wish with all my heart I were a gifted evangelist.

Lord, Thou broke Thyself for all,
And I have heard Thy Spirit’s call
To eat of Thee and then to spread
Thy wine of life to those claimed dead.

In laziness I tend to eat
And deem myself a loved elite
Grow fat, and store Thee on a shelf
To hoard and keep for just myself.

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel & Jillian said,

    Such a well-written post! It’s so easy for us to take advantage of the free gifts God has bestowed on us through Jesus. Sometimes it feels like we really don’t do enough for Him in return – He’s given us eternal life, that’s something no one else is capable of giving. But if we dedicate our lives to Him, He can use us for His Kingdom.

    It’s so good to know that there are other Godly ladies in the world that are aware of this realization!

    But really, He has given you both a special mission with this website – we hope many other young women of the Lord can find their way to it!

    May Yahweh bless you all!

    ~Rachel & Jillian~

  2. Abigail said,

    Rachel and Jillian, thanks for the encouragement! We are blessed by blogging at getting feedback from other girls who love Jesus!

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