Friday, July 10, 2015

The Bread of Life

Matthew 4:4 “But he answered, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

My wife and I spent a week in the San Francisco Bay area while I was co-teaching a class at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. On Sunday we attended First Baptist Church of San Francisco and then had brunch at the world famous “Mama’s” in the Little Italy section of the city. We had heard about Mama’s on the internet. When we arrived, the line was stretched down the block. This did not surprise us because the reviews we had found online had warned this was likely on a Sunday.

We waited an hour to be seated. While waiting to be seated were stood near the counter, which was covered in various types of homemade bread that they use to make unique varieties of French Toast. We ordered a sampler, so we got a slice of each flavor. It really was the finest French Toast I’d ever had, but it also cost $40 for breakfast! I am not sure any French Toast is worth that. But it was all part of the San Francisco experience and so we took it in stride and were glad we went to Mama’s.

As I have reflected on that experience, it occurs to me how many people were willing to wait an hour in line and then pay $40 for French Toast but would not invest the same amount of time or money seeking the Bread of Life. Jesus reminded us that we do not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the Lord. If we miss having a relationship with the Lord, all the expensive French Toast in the world will not help us.

Lord, help us not to miss what You have for us as we live our lives in a world that has forgotten You. Amen.


Dr. Terry W. Dorsett has been a pastor, church planter, denominational leader and author in New England for more than 20 years. He is a happy husband, a proud father and adoring grandfather. He is a cancer survivor and believes that God works powerfully through times of suffering. He writes extensively and you can find all of his books at:

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