08-05-2018 Sermon - Food That Endures to Eternal Life

Photo by  Patrick Fore  on  Unsplash

Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

Our Lord Jesus taught us to give thanks for our daily bread. And he also spoke of a more substantial food. He spoke to the crowd who sought him out in our Gospel Lesson, "Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you." What is this food which does not spoil and gives more than just a few days nutrition for this temporal life? Moses spoke of it in Deuteronomy when he related the Word of the Lord, "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." And yet Jesus says that this "bread from heaven" is not only a "what" but a "whom". Who is this Word of God that is a person and how does he give life to the world?