The Bread of Life

J.C. Ryle on John 6, “I am the Bread of Life!”

Bread-of-LifeOur Lord would have us know that He himself is the appointed food of man’s soul. The soul of every man is naturally starving and famishing through sin. Christ is given by God the Father, to be the Satisfier, the Reliever, and the Physician of man’s spiritual need. In Him and His mediatorial office–in Him and His atoning death–in Him and His priesthood–in Him and His grace, love, and power–in Him alone will empty souls find their needs supplied. In Him there is life. He is “the bread of life.”