As we journey together through Lent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the Holy Bible. If you would like to join us on Columbia’s Lenten journey, please submit your personal meditation by email. Especially meaningful submissions will be printed. Let us continue our Lenten journey, day by day, to its glorious culmination on Easter Sunday.
Scripture reading: John 6:41-51
I am the bread of Life. Those simple words express a great truth in our life of faith.
Sunday by Sunday we come, as a community of faith, to God’s Altar. Sunday by Sunday we lay upon the Altar the outward and visible signs of our lives. In the middle of our money and the wine we place the bread. It is an outward and visible sign of God’s grace and redemption in our midst. We ask God’s blessing upon it and in this holy thanksgiving God changes it into Himself.
This simple food becomes the bread of life.
We live in a hectic world. The race to win, the race to accumulate, the race for power seem to overwhelm. This season of Lent, this time of walking and wondering in the desert, are given to us as a reminder of God’s call and a reminder of what we are seeking as children of God.
As we walk in the season of Lent we are called again to hear our need for God and God’s living bread. It is that bread that sustains us. It is that bread we are to trust and seek.
Canon for Pastoral Care
Canon to the Dean
Columbia, South Carolina
You might also like to read:
- Bible Verse of the Day
- Daily Bible Guide
- Growing in Christ
- Bible Study Tools Online
- The Jesus Walk Bible Study Series
A discussion of today’s Lenten meditation is encouraged. If you would like to participate, please feel free to write a comment in the space below. There are many different outlooks and interpretations of scripture passages and, the more we share, the more we learn.
Sharon is a member of the Community Church of the Midlands that meets at Seven Oaks Community Center at 200 Leisure Lane in Columbia and is a frequent participant, with her husband Douglas, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral located at 1100 Sumter Street in Columbia.
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