Let’s look at three stories…

Story #1:  When God first created people he told them about all the food he made for them: “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 1:29). This shows that God gives his people what they need.

Story #2:  God’s care got more amazing when the Israelites were in the desert. He gave them meat and water. Most of all, he gave them bread they called “manna” day after day. The people learned to trust God anew every day, and to obey him and not complain. What a great way for God to give his people what they need!

Story #3:  Then when Jesus came he fed five thousand people with a few loaves and fish. And he reminded them about the manna. He announced that he is an even better “bread” from heaven: “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never thirst” (John 6:35).

Today Jesus still meets our deepest needs. He saves us from sin and death and from every evil in this world. He has done this by coming down from heaven, dying for us and rising again. We must learn to trust him every day, day after day. He is what we need.

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