Today’s Scripture: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8‑9


Over the years I’ve gotten the opportunity to travel around the world and try many different foods. While some international delicacies are very good, I wouldn’t recommend eating others. A delicacy known as “satay” is served in Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines and Thailand. This dish is similar to American kabobs. Some of the meats used for this delicacy are eel, squid, horse, water buffalo, rabbit, turtle, crocodile, and snake. Are you getting hungry yet?

Most of us would have a hard time stomaching these foods, just as many of the natives of Southeast Asia have difficulty with some of the popular foods in the United States. But there’s a universal food that everybody likes, and that’s bread. As long as people have bread, they can survive.

I want to tell you about a universal message that nobody can live without—it’s the gospel. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Christ is the Bread of Life. That is good news for a world dying of spiritual hunger.

Have you shared this life-saving truth with anyone lately? You may think to yourself, It’s no use. My neighbor doesn’t care about religion. He’ll close the door in my face. Maybe you’ll have to get him hungry before he is ready to take a bite. Watch and pray for the right opportunity to share the loaf of Christ.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder