Jesus does so much more than saying he is the Bread of Life. He fulfills his promise as he and his disciples share the Last Supper and he proves it through his sacrifice on the cross.
Christ’s authorship is perfect because of his suffering. As author of our faith, Christ wrestles with the weaknesses of the human body in temptation, he wrestles with disciples who are looking for an entirely different ending, he wrestles with God himself and the climax God demands.
Throughout the Old Testament the sovereign name of God (I AM) is used to show love, power, clarity and leadership. In Isaiah, the prophet anticipates the incarnation of God in Christ, by finishing the unfinished sentence “I AM…” Later, when Christ came, He would fulfill and expand Isaiah’s prophecy by showing us exactly who God is in the world.
God did not create us to run in seventeen different directions at once. I have heard it said, “God created you to be a human being, not a human doing.”
We are blessed to live at a time when a number of gifted scholars devote their time and talents to illuminating the story of the Christian church. They stand on the shoulders of giants from centuries past whose work has passed on to us the legacy of the cloud of witnesses who have gone before us.
Darkness disappears when light arrives. Light does not appear because darkness has been removed. Darkness is always at the mercy of light. It is not we who must remove our darkness to make room for the Light. It is the light and life of Jesus which ousts our sin.