Living Rooted in Identity: A Trail of Bread Crumbs

Today’s Reading: John 6

IMG_20141224_191501Remember, Self, that there is a hunger deeper than your belly that is only satisfied by the Bread of Life Who is not like the manna that fell from that desert sky only to satisfy for a day and rot with maggots the next. No, this Bread of Life is for yesterday, today, and tomorrow, world without end. It never succumbs to rot. This Bread forever sustains those who eat it, and it would do you well, Self, to break fast each morning with this Bread alongside the plate and cup that fill your stomach. It would do you well, Self, to turn Truth over in your mouth rather than ruminating on to do lists and regrets and overwhelming everythings, because the Truth is this: a moment spent in the Presence of Jesus is worth more than a thousand years anywhere else.

But it is sometimes hard to remember to break your fast with Him. The alarm doesn’t ring. The bed is a cherished refuge. The day ahead looms with promises of busy, irritation, exhaustion. So, Self, be wise. Don’t rely on yourself to remember. Anticipate forgetting. Scatter the Bread of Life around your house like a trail of bread crumbs leading you Home. A Psalm in the pantry. A Proverb on the fridge. Gospel Truth on the cabinet. Identity on the mirror.1 Remember that you will forget and leave a trail that leads you Home to the One Whose light is always on, Whose table is always set, Whose arms are always wide with excitement to hug your neck, Whose words are always, always sustenance for your soul.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I give for the life of the world is My flesh. – John 6:51, HCSB

1Psalm 16, Proverbs 4:7, Luke 15:20, and 2 Corinthians 5:17 are all good places to start.


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