In John 6 some amazing things happen and some amazing teaching takes place. Jesus feeds the 5,000 and walks on water. The people try to make him a king and follow him around the Sea of Galilee. So, they have just eaten miraculously produced bread and now he is teaching them about true bread. They talk a little about the manna in the wilderness and then in John 6:35 Jesus says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Jesus says that the manna was only a foreshadow of him and that he is the real bread from Heaven.
People lived on bread and water and not much else sometimes in those days and Jesus wants them to understand that spiritually he will be the thing that sustains them in their hunger and thirst. He wants us to know that as well. Are we coming to Jesus so we will never hunger or are we eating all the spiritual junk food out there in the religious world? Are we believing in him so we will never thirst or are we trying to quench our thirst with other things? The good news is that Jesus is bread that brings and sustains us and that all can partake of. Let’s be sure we never become Jesus intolerant.