April 6, 2023
My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today the special word for you is taken from the book of John 6:35, “And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above verse we know that Jesus is the Bread of life. And those who come to Jesus shall never hunger, and he who believes in Him shall never thirst.”On this particular day, He wiped the feet of all the disciples and demonstrated in action as to how they ought to be humble and meek and treat their fellow men. And he also conducted the last super with his disciples for the first time. He asked them to take the Bread and wine as an indication of remembering His flesh and blood that was wounded and shed on the cross of Calvary. This is what we remember on this Thursday. Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is the day during Holy Week that commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Since God instituted the last supper and because He is the Bread of life, He says, I will not cast away any one who comes to Me with hunger. 2000 years ago the Lord Jesus Christ once went into the wilderness, and did his ministry and a huge crowd of people gathered to hear His teachings. He did not want to send the people away in hunger. When he told the disciples about feeding the people, they showed reluctance. Because it was not so easy to feed the people in the wilderness and even if they purchased bread it wouldn’t be enough to feed such a large crowd of people. So the disciples showed no interest. They told the Lord that it was simply not possible. But Jesus did not want to send the people in hunger. He knew that they may faint on their way as they had to go a long way. They had come to Jesus. And He did not wish to send them away without feeding them. The disciples took the matter very lightly. They wondered as to how they could feed such a large crowd of people. Jesus who said, “I am the Bread of life” , couldn’t send the people away without food. So He turned to the disciples and asked them just one question. What do you have with you? The disciples found a small lad with five loaves and two fishes. He had brought it to eat, when he was hungry. His mother had given him as lunch for him to eat. But the disciples told Jesus that there were five loaves and two fishes, with a little boy. They gave it to Jesus and He took it and blessed it and lifted up to God in prayer, and gave thanks. He told the disciples to make the people to sit in order and they found that there were about 5000 men, besides women and children.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, If you notice usually there are more number of women than men who come to listen the word of God. So if there were 5000 men then there would have been more number of women and children. God fed the people with five loaves and two fishes and they collected 12 baskets of food that were remaining. That same God is alive even today. The disciples couldn’t believe their eyes. But Jesus showed to them that He was truly the Bread of life. That same Lord is telling you today, “I am the bread of life. ” Hereafter you shall not lack water and bread. Jesus said, “One who believes in Me shall not thirst.” Anyone who believes in Jesus will not have spiritual thirst. God will fill him with prayer and anointing and make him rich in his spiritual life.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, God will fill His children with power, and gift of the Holy Spirit. And God will fill their spiritual thirst, and He will also fill the worldly thirst in them. Because He not only gave His flesh but He shed every drop of His blood to restore mankind. They pierced his heart and we see that water and blood gushed out of His body for you and for me. Christ. For those who trust in the Lord, He says, I am the Bread of life.” He further says, that He is the provider of all good things for you. He will provide your food and water. He will provide you with a good job. He says, “ I am the Lord who will meet all your needs. Be it your income, your wealth or your education, or your house to live in, whatever it may be, all things are provided by Me alone.” So I pray that you hold on to this Lord Jesus who is the provider of all things and believe in Him that you may be saved. Be prepared to receive Him as the Lord of your life, then He will neither allow you to thirst or hunger.
Prayer: Lord we thank You. Lord I bless all the children who are reading this message in the name of Jesus. Lord you have said, that you are the Bread of life. You said, “ I am the God who will provide you with living water. He who believes in Me, shall neither thirst nor hunger.” Today also if there are people who are suffering from want of food and those who do not have even a petty job to earn their living and feed their children. Lord look at such people for one more time. Be merciful to them and lead them. Provide jobs to those who do not have a job to meet their ends. Help them to eat satisfactorily and be content. You are the Lord who was wounded and You gave your very flesh as Bread for us and Gave Your precious blood that we may drink and be filled with water. Your body was torn for our good sake. You allowed your body to be crushed on the cross for us. Therefore today, I pray that you will help all those who hunger for food to eat sufficiently and thus forego their hunger. May they not thirst any more. You have done everything on the cross for us.
In Jesus Name we pray.