|Unripened Figs ~ Google Image|
|Unripened Figs ~ Google Image|
|I love this picture. I took this in Quebec City, Quebec, June 2011.|
|My Gerber daisies that thrived through the storms|
Birdie Lyda playing in the rain
~ courtesy of Julie Roberts Lyda
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|Salt & Pepper shakers|
Jesus said to them, Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6: 32-33
I’ve been meditating on the gospel message of Salvation and the doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ. God supplies every need through His grace. The presence of Christ in us makes all the grace of God available to us, and that grace is a blessing not only to ourselves, but to others who are touched by our lives.
I don’t feel skilled enough to pull all my thoughts together today as I’d really like, but maybe you can take something from this and continue to meditate on these thoughts yourself. I pray these words will be seeds which produce spiritual fruit in your soul. Please feel free to add to this and share your thoughts.
Moses is referred to in the verse I’ve quoted from John. I believe it’s a reference to Exodus 16, when God fed the children of Israel in the desert with manna. Manna was food from heaven sent down for their physical bodies. It sustained their lives.
Jesus is the Bread of Life from heaven which was sent to give life to our eternal souls.
In Our Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray “give us this day our daily bread”. Every man needs food. Just as we must take food into our physical bodies to sustain life, so must we take Christ into our bodies to sustain our spiritual life.
Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone.”
Salvation has come to every man through Christ Jesus who is the Word of God made flesh. We are made alive in Christ, when we accept Him as Our Lord and Savior.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4
So, I read Matthew 4:4, Jesus speaking of Himself as the Bread of Life, then I noticed so many other references throughout the gospels to common ordinary things:
Bread, water, wine, salt, seeds, grains, fruits, figs, vineyards, sower and harvests, fish and fishermen, mustard seeds, trees and vines.
Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, lived God’s word and taught in parables using common ordinary things to teach the Kingdom of God in terms that all men could understand. We can all relate to these common things that represent life—bread, salt, seeds, fruits, etc. Not only can 21st century man relate to it, but the whole world from all time past, across continents and centuries.
What brilliance! I got excited just thinking about the wisdom of God---that He could send Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, to preach the message of Salvation and that the message will have enduring significance to all men, everywhere, from generation to generation, not only because of its Plan and Purpose and Power, but because of the simplicity of its humble presentation.
As long as time endures, man will understand what it means to be laborers in the harvest.
Yesterday, as my family and I were sitting around the dinner table, someone asked, “Who needs salt?”
Another one of those plain, ordinary things that Jesus used as an object lesson.
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? … Ye are the light of the world…. Matthew 5:13a, 14a.
an elephant from Cambodia ~ a gift from my son
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|Let's celebrate ~ all images are from Google image|
|Michele Howe ~ http://michelehowe.wordpress.com/|