After feeding 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish (and THEN walking on water!) Jesus told the people following him, “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:48-51. Many of the people following Jesus were turned off by the idea of eating flesh … not understanding the deeper meaning of what he was saying and how it references his crucifixion, his incarnation as the Word made flesh, and our spiritual need for nourishment only Jesus can provide. Pastor Karen Witt’s August 16 sermon meditates on these ideas as well as the promise that Jesus is “guaranteed wholesome nutrition” for our hungry souls. You can listen to Pastor Karen’s sermon here.