Sunday, August 9, 2009

Our Daily Bread

"Give us this day our daily bread." (Matthew 6:11 NKJV) Bread, is a basic food, especially in biblical times. It is often the core of any meal, and gives one sustinance. We "break bread" with friends and family, which also implies an emotional and spiritual aspect. Give us this bread...we don't ask to borrow, buy or trade for it. We humbly ask God just to give it to us. Humbling ourselves to the point of asking God to fulfill our basic needs teaches us compassion for one another, especially those who are less fortunate than us. Also we ask only for OUR daily bread, not the bread of others and only for what we need, and for no other thing...just what we need to sustain us. This verse also teaches to turn to God each and every day for our physical, spiritual, and emotional sustainence...and a reminder to be compassionate and caring towards others. God Himself describes His being with the bread and wine, in communion, that the bread represents his body...and when we take communion we are to remember his blood and body... and we need to take that one step further and remember that "our daily bread" is Christ, and ask for Him every day to sustain us and give us what we need. Love, Beau