Not By Bread Alone

I know that each of my babies always seemed most content, secure and peaceful right after I nursed them and they fell asleep in the crook of my arm.

Their face was a beautiful reflection of the security they felt within. They were not worried about where their next meal would come from, or whether or not they would have clothes to wear, or if someone would love them. They were at peace.

But our lives seem so different from that infant. Our lives are filled with temptations, fear and anxiety and we struggle to be filled with peace.

And yet, there is always a way of escape. (I Corinthians 10:13)

This escape most often comes from reading God's Word and acting on it.

God's Word is crucial to our very existence. The thief came to kill and destroy, but Christ came to give us life. And at that, abundant life. (John 10:10) Oh that I would be like that newborn baby and "crave pure spiritual milk so that I would grow into a full experience of salvation." I must "cry out for this nourishment!" (I Peter 2:2) and cling to this abundant life!

How many times have we longed to be free of the stress and insecurities of this world we live in?

And yet, we can be.

God may not choose to calm the storms around us, but He can calm the ones within us.

When we spend time in God's Word we are like that little baby who has just been nourished. We come away with our souls nourished and at rest and peace.

But this peace is not like the peace the world gives. It came at a great price. 


Since this peace came at a great cost, it is therefore, not distributed wrecklessly. It is reserved for those who humble themselves before a loving heavenly Father.

There are so many hurting people in our world. (How I long for Christ's return!) But I pray that someone will share the peace of Christ with them so that each day can be a day of Thanks.

How grateful I am to belong to Him.

May we not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God. (Matthew 4:4)

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