“Give us this day our daily bread…” from Matthew 6:9-14
There’s famine in the world today, though there’s “Bread” that is abounding;
So many walk with uncertainty when personal concerns become confounding.
They’re out the door to earn their living to buy life’s necessities and more;
But the “Bread” they’re missing in their lives can’t be purchased at any store.
Instead, it’s there in the Bible, where Jesus’ words of nourishment are found,
That feed our spirits about the blessings with which God wants us to be crowned.
Not only for things that we may desire, but there are blessings of a still greater kind–
Peace amidst troubles, faith that endures, and love of others comes to mind.
Never taking the time to read it, or ever searching out a church where it’s taught,
Can all make up for a very draining day, or for times when they’ll feel distraught.
Let’s pray all the more for those around us, even believers–and those who are not yet–
To realize they don’t have to starve any more–there’s a hearty feast of “Bread”
they can get.
P. A. Oltrogge
“And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.'” John 6:35 NKJV
When the poem says, “even believers,” it’s simply meant that the writer or any person who has already received the Bread of Life, Jesus, will benefit by coming to Him daily, through His Word, not neglecting it.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
See John 1:1-18 — John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
postscript to this poem:
There are some places on this earth
where there are shortages or it’s not been translated;
Pray for the people there, and for those working to bring
this great “Bread” for which they’ve waited.