"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).
The crowd failed to understand when Jesus spoke of "the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world" (John 6:33), so he makes his meaning clear: "I am the bread of life" (John 6:35).
This is the first of a series of "I AM" (Greek: ego eimi) sayings in this Gospel that remind us of the burning bush story. When Moses asked God his name, God replied: "Thus you shall say to the Israelites, 'I AM has sent me to you' " (Exodus 3:14).
"I am," of course, can be simple self-identification, but in John's Gospel it clearly means more.
"Ego eimi he" (4:26)
"He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35)
Till next time,