The old woman in the cottage truly understood what it meant that Christ is the bread of life. He satisfied her even though she had nothing but a piece of bread and a little water.
2. I Am the Light of the World
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12).?
This one of Jesus’ I am statements that he is the bread of life is a profound reminder to us that our only hope for joy and satisfaction is in him. He truly is the bread of life.
This is truly one of Jesus most profound I am statements. Consider all the times that God gave light to his people.
In the very beginning, God said, “Let there be light.”
He led the people of Israel by a pillar of blazing fire.
After Moses beheld the glory of the Lord, his face was so bright that he had to wear a veil.
Scripture says that God dwells in “unapproachable light”.
And yet here, Jesus is putting himself in a different category altogether. He provides spiritual light for anyone who follows him.
Those who don’t know Christ walk in the darkness, stumbling into landmines of sin and destruction. They don’t walk in the path of peace and joy and righteousness. They do what is right in their own, sin-blinded eyes.
But we who know Christ have had the light of Christ shine in our hearts. God has opened our eyes to see behold the glory of Christ and we now walk in the good, well-lit paths of God.
Aren’t you glad that Jesus is the light of the world? Aren’t you grateful that even though you were once blind, now you can see?