The Bread of Life

On Sunday after the morning service, I wrote a poem based on Pastor’s sermon from John 6:35: “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” I was honored that he read it during the evening service to transition from his sermon on covenants to the Lord’s Supper.

Decadent Desserts or Heart-Healthy Bread?
By Natalie Cary

Are you hungry?

Soul famished? Longing for
Something more?

This world offers Dunkin Donuts—
Tasty treats of power and pleasure,
Pastries of pleasing platitudes,
Sugary sweet philosophies—
Hedonistically masking the hurt,
Spartanly reveling in the pain.
Some churches promote sugar substitutes—
Slick sermons, emotional songs, plastic smiles.

Are you hungry?

Soul famished? Longing for
Something more?

Jesus Christ offers wholesome bread—
Heavenly Manna that saves and satisfies,
Supply of sustaining grace,
Exquisite, eternal Word—
Freely forgiving the sin,
Lovingly restoring the soul.
The Bread of Life nourishes the heart—
Supernatural sustenance, timeless Truth, daily delight.

Are you hungry?

Soul famished? Longing for
Something more?

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.”

“Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s