Almost Heaven: A Home With Living Bread

Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination.  As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God.  But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven.  It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.

This is day fifteen from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”.  Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.

Almost Heaven:
A Home With Living Bread

But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
John 6:50-51 (NIV)

What food do you find most satisfying?  Why?  How often do you eat it?  Do you think you would get tired of it if it was all you ever had?  Why/why not?  What things do you use to try to satisfy the hungers you have in life?  If you could have a single thing that would completely satisfy you, would you want it?  What would you do to obtain it?  How does knowing that Jesus is the living bread that can sustain you each day help you as you journey home?

I grew up in a home where there was little money but we always had food and plenty of homemade bread.  When Jesus began talking about being the bread of life, many began to question how Jesus could be greater than the manna Moses had given.  Jesus responded that Moses had only distributed bread which had come from God and now He was the living bread which came down from heaven.  As you pray, ask God to help you know Him as the one who sustains your very life.  Pray that you would share with everyone the living bread that God has given you in Jesus.  Pray that your home would be filled with the presence of this bread.

In prayer,

Tom

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