John 6:50,51 -This is the bread that comes down out of heaven, so that anyone may eat from it and not die. I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats from this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I will give for the life of the world also is My flesh.”

The story of the manna coming down from heaven to feed 3 million people for forty years is quite a story. If you believe the Bible and believe that this is true the Lord supplied daily bread for a nation while they traveled through a wilderness. Jesus also taught about this heavenly bread. If you remember he responded to the devil’s temptation to turn stones into bread by saying, “man doesn’t live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”. His point was this, even though manna was food it was only pointing to the real food, the Word of God. The Word of God is falling upon us everyday as we read the scripture and look toward heaven for the Lord to make it alive to us. Jesus is the Word of God, we feast on Him as we feast on the written word everyday. Here is how Ambrose describes this.

“You asked me why the Lord God does not now rain down manna as he did on our ancestors’ people. If you reflect, you will realize that he does, even daily, rain down manna from heaven on his servants. In fact, a corporeal manna is found today in many places, but it is not now a matter of such great wonder, because what is perfect has come. This is the Bread from heaven, the Body from a virgin, of which the gospel sufficiently tells us. How much more excellent this is than what went before! Those who ate that manna, or bread, are dead, but he who eats this Bread will live forever.… Whoever experiences this downpour of divine Wisdom is delighted, and, needing no other food, lives not on bread alone but on every word of God.”

This is the source of our life, feasting daily on the Bread that comes down from heaven, Jesus the Messiah revealed in the Bible. Many people are starving spiritually because they don’t know how to gather God’s hidden manna. Eat this bread, eat it everyday, and your soul will be nourished and satisfied.


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