Immediately after the fighting had stopped in World War II, American soldiers gathered up many hungry and homeless children and placed them in tent cities.
Many of them were malnourished and in need of medical care. The soldiers shared their bread with them. However, the soldiers noticed the children were afraid to go to sleep at night. One of the soldiers tried an experiment: after dinner he gave the children a piece of bread to hold.
The result was astounding. When they had the security of bread for tomorrow, they slept like babies. It took away all of their fear.
Bread! There is a surplus of meaning in this word. The word evokes strong emotions like security, fellowship, the presence of God and provisions for the journey. Bread is deemed holy by people everywhere, and the root word for bread in most languages can be translated as “food,” as it is in the Bible.
Thanks to Eric Ritz for these words.
While earning YOUR Daily Bread, be sure to share a slice with those who are less fortunate.
Jesus has told us that he is the Bread of Life.
WITHOUT JESUS, OUR BREAD OF LIFE, WE ARE TOAST!