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The Heavenly Bread of Bethlehem!

Verse for Today: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ruth 1:1 – In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.

It is intriguing why Jesus came to Bethlehem rather than to any other place in Israel? Bethlehem means the ‘house of bread’. It is ironical that the house of bread is experiencing a famine which made some of its inhabitants seek bread elsewhere. It is sad for the house of bread not to have bread to satisfy the hunger of its citizens. Life was hard in Bethlehem at that time and people starved for the basic necessities. This is the situation we find around us where people starve for the lack of spiritual food. But God had promised through the prophets that He would give the land a visitation by sending them bread that would satisfy their hunger forever. That Heavenly Bread who was born in Bethlehem is Jesus. The Father gave Him to the world because the Father had compassion and concern over the hungry masses. He gave this Bread to all of us because He loved us so much. He allowed this Bread to be baked in the heat of the wrath of God towards man on the cross of Calvary. Today this Bread is available for us to spiritually eat and be fully satisfied for healthy growth and inner blessings. There are two kinds of people who starve for spiritual food today. One is the group which has never recognized the Bread of Heaven sent by the Father to satisfy all the spiritual needs of the people of this world. Second, there are those who have tasted this Bread, but would succumb to temptation to eat the garbage of this world and become spiritually sick. During the Christmas season, we are reminded of the Bread of Heaven who was born in Bethlehem, the House of Bread, for all those who are genuinely hungry. All are welcome to eat this spiritual bread and meet their inner hunger. There is a guarantee that all who eat will be fully satisfied and would not need to go to any other source.

Dear reader, are you a hungry soul today, seeking to satisfy your innermost desire for life and healthy growth? Are you craving for spiritual bread because of the deep hunger you experience in your soul? Are you tempted to eat the sickly garbage which this world gives you to eat in the name of food with an empty promise of false sense of satisfaction? But there is genuine satisfaction if you are willing to receive Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Bread of Life, offered to you free of cost by the Father who has compassion on you? By sending His only begotten Son to Bethlehem, God is sending you the message of good news that there is spiritual bread available to the hungry souls of this world. It is available to meet all your cravings. This Bread of Heaven is sufficient to heal all your spiritual sickness. If you are depressed, this Bread will make you joyful. If you are weary and in anguish, this Bread will give you peace and rest. If you are in anxiety, this Bread will give you faith and trust in the Lord to look after all your future. If you take this Bread regularly, you will be made like Jesus in character and behavior. You will then handle all your concerns just as Jesus would have handled. Your reactions will be like that of Jesus. You will be at peace in all situations because Jesus is with you and for you in all your situations. This Christmas season, God wants to remind you that Jesus, the Bread of Life, is sufficient to satisfy all your cravings. So there is no need for you to go hungry, but go to the Heavenly Bread, born in Bethlehem, eat and live in full satisfaction.

Luke 2:11 – Today in the Town of David (Bethlehem) a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.

Thought for Today

There is no need for us to live with inner hunger when Jesus the Bread of Heaven, born in Bethlehem, has been made available for us today to meet all our needs to full satisfaction.


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