I’ve been told that there’s a health-food restaurant in the northeast with a billboard that says. “Eat here and live a long life!” Not wanting to be outdone, the barbecue place next door put up a sign that reads: “Eat here and die happy!
Food is essential to each of us, without it we die. What bread is to hunger, Jesus is to spiritual life. After miraculously feeding bread and fish to 5,000 people, Jesus spoke of a superior bread that every person must feed on when he declared in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Jesus emphasized that He sustains and fulfills our spiritual lives. His point is that we need Him more than we need food. Just as we die without food, we will spiritually die without Christ. Jesus can fill our every need.