Bread from Heaven

Published on
31 March 2023
Tonja Smith
Tonja Smith

“Pray, then, in this way: (spoken by Jesus)

‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

Matthew 6:9-13 NASB

Continuing to study The Lord’s Prayer, we come to the petition for “our daily bread.” We make this humble request to a Heavenly Father in a Heavenly Kingdom, asking for a bread that is both earthly (physical) and Heavenly (spiritual).  Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, through a wrong food choice, God has been drawing us back to Him often through food and feasts. One example is the Feeding of the 5000.

“Jesus then took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were reclining; likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftover pieces so that nothing will be lost.” So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with pieces from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.” John 6:11-13

“Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’”  Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.  For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.”  Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; the one who comes to Me will not be hungry, and the one who believes in Me will never be thirsty….And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of everything that He has given Me I will lose nothing, but will raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”” John 6:31-35, 39-40

Just as the leftover pieces (gleanings) were gathered so that nothing would be lost, everyone God the Father has given His Son will not be lost.

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