By Erica Schieffer

Next weekend, February 3 & 4, we celebrate Bread Sunday.

When we bake bread, we know that it takes many ingredients mixed together to make one delicious loaf. In John 6:48, Jesus tells us He is the “Bread of Life.” But what are the ingredients?

Flour: Jesus talked about wheat in many of His stories. When we hear the Word of God and DO what it says, we are like stalks of wheat that grow and produce many more kernels.

Salt: Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). When you trust in Jesus, He will help you make the world a better place!

Water: Jesus said that anyone who is thirsty should come to Him (Isaiah 55:1).

Sugar: When God’s people were in the desert for 40 years, God promised He would lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 33:3). If we follow God, He promises to lead us to wonderful places!

Oil: used to anoint kings to show that they were very special. Oil was also used to anoint each of us when we were baptized. When we follow God, we become a child of the greatest king ever: GOD! We become royalty!

Then we knead the dough. When we do, we remember how God is forming us to become more like Him. God said that we are the clay, and He is the potter (Jeremiah 18:6).

We gather today as a Church family and celebrate this meal of the Eucharist. We are then sent out as key ingredients in Christ’s Body, the Church.

Next weekend, our students will be sharing their loaves with you as one family in Christ. Let us pray for them and support them on their journey this spring.