- How do you interpret the phrase from the Lord's Prayer, "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread?"
- What do you need to survive each day?
Reading: John 6:28-40
So often during family holiday meals, my mom bakes rolls to go with the dinner. Recent holidays have been no exception, as we have enjoyed both white and wheat rolls to accompany our large dinners. It’s a family joke, though, to remind my mother of a particular meal in the past which she has never lived down.
As per our usual tradition, mom bought the brown and serve rolls to go with dinner. She even got them out of the freezer to get them ready to bake. She busily prepared the rest of the meal and when we sat down to eat, she remembered the rolls. Problem was, she had forgotten to put them in the oven. So, we did not get to enjoy the rolls for that holiday. We laugh about it to this day.
I’m sure we all could tell similar stories about times when we forget something. And, as in this passage from John, we could probably tell a story when we needed something and didn’t have it at our disposal. But we can rest assured that God is not one of these missing items. Jesus says He is the bread of life. He will provide our “daily bread” and will be with us as we journey through life. When we sit down to the dinner table, we can be sure that Jesus will be there, providing the rolls to nourish us on holidays and every day. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray the Lord's Prayer, especially paying attention to the line, "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread."