Jesus: Really Satisfies

 

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Snickers have an awesome marketing team.

In one of their ads, an old man is attempting to pull off a big jump on his motorbike. Yes you heard me right. But the old dude is super confident about his chances. He thinks he has the jump covered. However, in a twist of events, old dude starts to lose control of his bike. He takes off from the jump but, you guessed it, he fails miserably. He face-plants into the ground.

Eventually a mate walks over and hands the old man a Snickers bar, because he “becomes a cranky old man when he’s hungry.” The old man angrily takes the bar, and after taking a bite, instantly morphs into a young man. He has become a new man. No longer hungry – he is back to his normal self and ready to hit the jump again. The commercial ends with their simple catch-line:

“You’re not you when you’re hungry. Snickers really satisfies.”

I think a round of applause is in order. That’s the sort of advertising we turn the television on for. That’s the sort of commercial we all want in-between overs of the cricket. Inspirational stuff.

No I’m not a Snickers salesman in disguise. This is going somewhere. Stick with me here.

“I am the bread of life” – Jesus

Like the Snickers advert, Jesus claims to fill our deepest hunger. Jesus claims to be really satisfying. And Jesus used bread as his analogy of being satisfied.

I know. Disappointing stuff.

Of all the things to compare yourself with, Jesus calls himself bread. Boring old bread. Not the pizza of life. Not the cheeseburger of life. Not the snickers of life. The bread of life.

Shoutout to all you gluten free people out there. Sometimes I wonder what goes through your minds when Jesus calls himself the bread of life. You the real MVP.

The question remains: why did Jesus equate himself to bread?

Let’s get a roll on.

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FOOD FOR LIFE

“I am the living bread…anyone who eats of this bread will live forever, and this bread, which I offer so the world may live, is my flesh” – Jesus

Our basic human right.

When we’re talking the most basic rights, sufficient food and adequate water supply is deadly important (literally). Forget other social issues that the media like to give more weight to. Food and water is the most basic, necessary, vital human need.

Now we’ve got to understand some context. Bread was to the Jews what rice is to Asia. Their staple diet. The food most routinely eaten. It took up a dominant portion of their regular food consumption, providing the required energy needs to that certain group of people.

So by equating himself to bread, Jesus is saying he is essential for life. A basic human right that all people should have access to. Vital in growth and development.

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (pictured above) aims to understand what motivates people.

His theory was that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled, a person seeks to fulfil the next one, and so on. The needs start at the very basic level (Physiological) and work up to the top (Self-Actualisation). Some pyramids add another level on top, Transcendence, which is essentially seeking to help others reach their potential.

Many people have often labelled life as The Pursuit of Happiness.

For the most part, I think it’s pretty spot on. We generally try to fill our lives with things we enjoy. I doubt many people leave home each day intentionally looking for ways to increase their sadness. We all have a deep need for belonging. Good friendships, relationships, family. We try to fill our lives with things we enjoy doing. Activities that are fun. Things that challenge us.

Essentially, we are up in the top three tiers of the pyramid. Satisfying the needs that only privileged people can reach. But these are all secondary issues

Jesus saw a people starving themselves spiritually. He saw a people that thought pretty highly of themselves, yet bypassing their most basic needs. Avoiding their basic need for him whilst trying to climb to the top of the pyramid.

I’ll say this once: we are never going to reach the top of the pyramid without a solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27). All we have worked for, that pyramid we climb, will come crashing down at our final breath.

Death puts an end to all pursuits of happiness. Mankind has its fate sealed. Everything we enjoy now is just temporary. The wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23), and death separated us from God.

Morbid stuff.

But Jesus had intense compassion on the human situation (John 3:16). He saw a people doomed for death and chasing secondary issues. He loved the world so much that he provided the solution to our mess.

Himself. 

“Give us today our daily bread” – Jesus

This was pretty cheeky of Jesus.

The disciples had just asked Jesus how they should pray. He responded with what we affectionately know as The Lord’s Prayer, which includes the words “give us today our daily bread.”

Some might have (justifiably) thought Jesus was talking about actual, physical bread. But Jesus wasn’t talking about actual bread here. He was referring to himself.

Jesus was essentially rehashing the same awesome message: I am your staple diet – come to me regularly. I am your basic human right, let me grow and develop you into the person you were made to be. I am the provider of all the energy and motivation you could need. I am the solid foundation that your life needs to be built upon.

I am.

Jesus provided himself as the bread for all – that we could be completely satisfied through him. Whoever comes to him will never hunger again (John 6:35).

That through him we would have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).

It is no coincidence that God uses bread as a symbol of his provision throughout history.

The feeding of the 5000. 

People have flocked from everywhere to see Jesus. To hear his teachings, talk or be healed by him. Everyone just can’t get enough of this Jesus. Time passes. The huge crowd eventually grow hungry. The disciples, seeing the obvious dilemma regarding the food-to-people ratio, suggest Jesus should send the people home so they can buy their own food.

Jesus, not known for following the rules of physics, feeds the thousands with just five loaves and two fish. Just another day at the office for the Son of God.

The disciples and the crowd are obviously amazed. Gobsmacked. Somehow Jesus managed to feed a huge crowd from an extremely little amount of food.

What was the creed behind Jesus doing this?

On this particular day, Jesus was providing for the people’s physical need for bread. But through this situation, Jesus calls all people to a type of bread that doesn’t perish (John 6:27). That doesn’t make them hungry again. He is the bread that gives life, that truly satisfies.

Jesus doesn’t just call himself the bread of life and then fail to provide bread. What a massive disappointment that would be.

Jesus demonstrates here that there are no limits to his provision. There are no limits to his power. Everyone can eat of his bread and be satisfied.

Heck, there are even leftovers.

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THE BIG PICTURE

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” – Jesus

Cast your minds back to the Snickers commercial.

We have a big jump ahead of us. Life. We try to satisfy our lives with all types of things. Relationships. Good times. Success. Everything is going great. We start revving our engines towards the ramp. Everything is cool. Everything is under control.

Until we actually hit the jump.

The jump proves too big for anyone to make. Humanity always falls short of the mark.

Forget climate change. Forget the economy. Forget equality. The biggest problem the world faces today is death. Nobody avoids death, everyone falls victim to it. None of us can build a ramp and jump over death. Everyone that tries ends up face-planting into the ground. Confused. Angry. Hurt. Dirty. Hopeless.

Enter Jesus.

He finds humanity in its mess. Caring so much for the world he comes and extends a hand to us. Offering life. Full of compassion he meets us in the dust. Expressing his deep longing that we stop filling ourselves with that which only he can satisfy.

And when we take up his offer, we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). We become like a new person. We take part in the greatest testimony anyone could ever have: that we are not saved from death, but through it.

That ramp which once limited us is now not even an obstacle. The gap has been bridged.

Jesus: eternally satisfying. 

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176 thoughts on “Jesus: Really Satisfies

  1. believerswallblog July 22, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    That’s a good read Jonathan.The Lord Jesus is our staple diet and just as rice is the staple diet for the Asians so He should be for us. I love the analogy and now I’m hungry.

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    • Jonathan Camac July 22, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read this 🙂 Tell a broken, hungry world they can come sit at the King’s table. Bless you mate.

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      • believerswallblog July 23, 2016 / 7:08 am

        Amen brother. We need to support each other. The work has no problem supporting their lives of sin.

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  2. heyjude6119 July 22, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    You are correct. The thing we search for, long for, and need the most is God. Only He can satisfy our deepest longings. Keep bringing the word!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 22, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Especially since he provides solution to the biggest stain on humanity – death. You too Jude! Appreciate your time 🙂

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  3. thiaBasilia July 23, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Jonathan? O but how real our Father is! I am sending you an email. I am too excited after reading your post. Enchanted with the way He gave you to express His truth, His way. Dumbfound. His mercy always does that to me! 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac July 23, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Glad you were encouraged in some way! Appreciate your kind words 🙂

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  4. Shadeau July 23, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Good job! I happen to be a bread-craver, so along with all the other things you mentioned, it works for me 🙂 God bless you!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 23, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      The world is starving in more ways than one. May we never forget the intense importance of sharing the bread of life – freely given to us what was paid at a price. Bless you too Shadeau! 🙂

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  5. hannah rodriguez July 23, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    This was really good. Snickers can really compare to this. And that commercial 😂😂

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    • Jonathan Camac July 23, 2016 / 11:01 pm

      Wish there were more commercials like it! 😂

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  6. wildninja July 24, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Excellent article. Well done. You are correct. This reminds me of what C.S. Lewis said, “God designed the human machine to run on Himself… God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

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    • Jonathan Camac July 24, 2016 / 6:13 am

      C.S. Lewis comes out with some real crackers hey! So relevant to this idea of Jesus being eternally satisfying. Thanks for sharing Wildninja!

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  7. jlue July 24, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Very good post Jonathan! One reason Jesus told the Jewish people that He is the bread of life was because of an OT passage. The concept becomes much easier to understand when read in light of the knowledge of the Scriptures, however. Jesus knew, and those who were well educated (Scribes and Pharisees) knew, Exodus 25:30. Therefore they knew exactly what Jesus was saying to them.

    And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me regularly.* Exodus 25:30

    Prior to Jesus coming to earth, this bread of the Presence was a part of Jewish history and something with which Jews were familiar. The bread represented the Presence of God caring for His people. Peter declared that from Jesus declaration that He was ‘the bread from Heaven’, the disciples had come to know that Jesus was the Holy One from God.

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    • Jonathan Camac July 25, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Spot on. they would have known exactly what he was referring too, especially when he said ‘I am’. That carries tons of meaning. Great thoughts you’ve added here! Thanks for reading jlue, hope it was somewhat interesting 🙂

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  8. Ben Thomas July 25, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Love this piece, we (christians) often forget what true happiness really is. I was listening to a sermon similar to this post in church on Sunday, thank you Jonathan!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 25, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      so true Ben! No problems, appreciate you taking the time to read through this 🙂

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  9. missraychanel84 July 25, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I’ve read the Lord’s prayer a LOT, and never connected it to that verse. I’m glad I read this, if not simply to read the Lord’s prayer a little differently. I’ll probably read this again because you said a lot. Like the bible, this should be read slowly, so nothing is missed.

    Great post.

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    • Jonathan Camac July 25, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      that’s awesome! So cool to hear you’ve connected with God’s word in a new way 🙂 yeah I packed a fair bit into this one, probably has to be read slowly/a few times. Thanks for your time!

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  10. hmillerfit July 26, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Great post Jonathan! Really enjoyed reading this, this morning. Started the day off right. 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac July 26, 2016 / 11:10 pm

      Appreciate you taking the time to read it Elizabeth! 🙂

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  11. Bassey Etim July 27, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Really great post, thanks for taking time to open this up. Enjoyed reading this.

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    • Jonathan Camac July 27, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks Bassey! Appreciate your time. Have a good day 🙂

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      • Bassey Etim July 27, 2016 / 1:15 pm

        You too….do have a wonderful day!

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  12. The True Light! July 27, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Fantastic stuff here, my friend. you must have had a snickers bar before you wrote this…Lol! Keep up the good work!

    Steve

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    • Jonathan Camac July 27, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      maybe I did 😉 Appreciate it Steve, thanks for reading brother. You too!

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      • The True Light! July 27, 2016 / 8:27 pm

        🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac July 28, 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks for reading fitnesslife! 🙂

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  13. redzhis July 29, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    “The jump proves too big for anyone to make. Humanity always falls short of the mark.”
    You cannot have said it any better and it was really refreshing going through this. Humanity is desolate and nothing with Him, wish many would acknowledge that. Way to go buddy!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 29, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      We sure are nothing without our creator. Thanks for reading Redzhis! Appreciate your time 🙂

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  14. KayteeK July 29, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Your blog is so, so inspirational ❤

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    • Jonathan Camac July 29, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks KayteeK! Blogging helps me understand and clarify my own thoughts. But my prayer for any of my blogs is to direct even just one heart towards Jesus, not myself. Appreciate your time! 🙂

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      • KayteeK July 29, 2016 / 8:52 pm

        Well Said

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  15. Paul Phillips July 30, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Another great read – wish the UK had the same commercial ending. Instead we have “Snickers: Get some nuts”!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 30, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      I would have thought their motto was a universal thing? That’s weird. That motto has some interesting connotations, haha. Thanks for reading Paul!

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      • Paul Phillips August 1, 2016 / 8:38 am

        Probably why it was used! Great to be reading your posts – I look forward to the next one!

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      • Jonathan Camac August 2, 2016 / 12:14 am

        Appreciate you support Paul! I’ll keep in tough with your blog posts too 🙂

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      • Paul Phillips August 2, 2016 / 8:09 am

        Thanks 🙂

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  16. Canterbury Convert July 31, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Oh, I do love this one! One of my favourite things is tying pop culture into faith. God is everywhere. 🙂 Thanks for this one, Jonathan!

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    • Jonathan Camac July 31, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Canterbury Convert! Sure was fun pairing our awesome message of hope with a pretty sweet advert 😉 appreciate your time!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 1, 2016 / 1:23 am

      Appreciate it Paul! Trust you were encouraged in some way.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 2, 2016 / 1:22 am

      Appreciate it KemK 🙂 have an awesome day!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 2, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      Awesome to hear! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  17. marvelvarietal August 3, 2016 / 1:15 am

    That was the best Christian post that I have read in a while! Keep on spreading God’s message! 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac August 3, 2016 / 1:34 am

      Appreciate your kind words marvelvarietal 🙂 how awesome it is that we all have access to the same life giving message. You too!

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  18. Cattie's World August 3, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Jonathan,

    Your explanation of Jesus being Our Bread of Life is simply beautiful and so well explained.

    And the way you assimilate the entire theory to a simple Advertisement is clever.

    I wish Man of today, Value Our Lord Jesus Christ and go to HIM daily for Being Alive Spiritually, than going after drugs and alcohol and rehab homes.

    Love
    Cattie

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    • Jonathan Camac August 3, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Glad you got something out of reading it Cattie 🙂 In God alone is life. Without God we have nothing, are nothing. God alone spoke everything into existence. Important to remember this in everything we do.

      Nothing wrong with rehab homes for those caught in addiction of drugs/alcohol. But it’s definitely our role to direct such people (and anyone) back to the bread of life 🙂 Appreciate your time!

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      • Cattie's World August 4, 2016 / 5:23 am

        Answers are found in Prayer. This the youth of today should realise.
        Prayer is the Link which connects us to God.

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      • Jonathan Camac August 4, 2016 / 7:46 am

        Sure is! But there are definitely other things in this life which are not harmful, in fact they can be beneficial to our health. Such as rehab homes. Great places. But as good as they are, they won’t get us beyond the grave – hence this post 🙂

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  19. hoojewale August 3, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Jesus did not use bread, as you mentioned, for nothing. It was so apropos. The Greek word for bread is artos (ar’-tos), which comes from airo (ai’-ro) which means: 1. to lift up 2. (by implication) to take up or away 3.(figuratively) to raise (the voice). This bread (Jesus), from heaven, came to: 1) raise dead Adam from death 2) Take those who are willing, to heaven, away from this sinful world; and 3) raise a voiceless, walking cadaver, from slavery so that somebody like me (a born again – by His grace) can lift up my Holy Spirit energized, vocal cord and put Satan where he belongs — under my foot! Jonathan, this post is so revealing. How I wish unbelievers will read your post and come running to Jesus, the true BREAD. Amen! And before I forget, thanks a lot for dropping by my post.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 4, 2016 / 12:42 am

      Interesting ideas there hoojewale, definitely reading into the meaning of bread heaps. What I find interesting is that Jesus also said the kingdom is like yeast in bread. Ideas being that we are transformed from inside out, although the yeast cannot be seen its work cannot be denied (like God’s work in our lives), and that we are to work as agents of change in a culture.

      However, it did make me wonder what the bread that we (the yeast) are to increase. Maybe, just maybe, there is a connection between the bread of life (Jesus) and the yeast (kingdom citizens). In order to live kingdom centred lives, we need to give increase to the bread of life. Interesting stuff!

      Thanks for reading man 🙂

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      • hoojewale August 4, 2016 / 8:41 pm

        In Him alone are we made to rise. Our rise (yeast-wise) is not of puffing up for it is in Christ. Of truth, Jonathan, we rise from inside to the outside where we represent Him with whom we all have to do. So, let’s keep flying the gospel of Jesus. Amen.

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  20. Timi Townsend August 3, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Great post! Thanks for liking my post “Today” on my blog Let Us Live Like We Mean It. Have you checked out my post “Forgiveness”? I think you would enjoy it. It’s from a lay sermon I gave last year and is based on an incident that happened when I was in university. Please give it a read and comment if you’d like!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 4, 2016 / 12:36 am

      Thanks for reading Timi 🙂 I haven’t checked that post yet. If I get some time when I am home, I will have a look at it. Have a good one!

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  21. Shli Like Me August 3, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    “Jesus saw a people starving themselves spiritually. He saw a people that thought pretty highly of themselves, yet bypassing their most basic needs. Avoiding their basic need for him whilst trying to climb to the top of the pyramid.” Come on!!!!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 4, 2016 / 12:42 am

      preach it! 😉

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  22. hero4thought August 5, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I have a rather interesting question, and by the way, I really appreciate you liking my recent posts over at faithGnosis and HonestHero. I’m an openly skeptical person, but I try to apply it well. I attempt to use it for the sake of understanding what knowledge is and is not. In Philosophy, the concern of Epistemology. How can we know what we think we know? So, with all of those motivators in mind, is it possible for humans to invent powerful illustrations that can, in a sense, be used a framework for dealing with the difficulties and ups and downs of life? Throughout your post you did a wonderful job of making Jesus look great. Just as a little humor goes a long way in selling that Snickers bar, so it is that appealing to our insatiable desire as humans for life to really mean something, can be a great motivator for plugging that desire into an object. Yes, I have found it here. Jesus is portrayed in the New Testament as God become flesh. God becomes a human so that people can be free from guilt and shame, free from anxiety and worry, or at least a huge contributor to becoming ultimately free from those things, right? So, again, I am openly skeptical but it is with the desire to believe in true things. I want to scale way down on false beliefs about reality and scale way up on true beliefs. I want to acknowledge what I know, and be honest about what I don’t know. Therefore, in my case at least, I do not know if a God exists. Since I do not know this, I presently do not believe this. It thus presents me with the difficulty of not deriving meaning from texts such as you have again, quite wonderfully illustrated here. It is delightful to read what you write. You have have a gift, my friend. At the end of this, I’ll just reiterate my main question. Is it possible that people invent or even over time come to believe or develop very powerful and elaborate illustrations that can help to provide provide a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and assurance within life as we simultaneously must face its deepest challenges? Thanks for hearing me out and from one truth lover to another. Cheers!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 7, 2016 / 2:02 am

      hero4thought, I just want to start by thanking you. To be able to disagree with my opinion so full of grace and a willingness to understand my opinion is so rare nowadays. A real credit to you brother. Refreshing stuff.

      You’re right, we cannot know what we do not know. Not many things (if any) in this life can be labelled as absolute truths. Therefore a level of faith or trust is put into almost everything we do. There’s a reason we call it the “Christian faith”. It cannot be 100%, without any shadow of a doubt, proven whether God exists. But in my bits of research, I believe it is more probable that a God exists rather than the opposite. It makes sense, gives meaning and purpose to a world that is so finely tuned. In my opinion, to believe everything that exists was just the result of sheer luck or chance takes more faith than believing in God. Can go in more detail with you over some apologetics stuff through email if youd like 🙂

      It is a very real thing that people invent/develop illustrations to give life a sense of purpose. In fact, I think most people do this. But if one believes the universe (and everything in existence) is purely the result of sheer luck, surely it is a contradiction to also maintain that life has any real purpose. If the world was made without purpose, life therefore has no purpose. Life is absurd without God.

      Again, appreciate your kind words and time spent reading and commenting on this. Thanks for that man. I hope I’ve answered your question 🙂

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  23. The True Light! August 5, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    A good day and weekend to you my friend! Hope all is well with you and yours…

    Steve

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    • Jonathan Camac August 5, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      You too Steve! Stay safe brother.

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  24. baroquemk August 5, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    “A sentence should be read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end.” (H. D. Thoreau) That is how each of your blog posts read! Praise God for gifting you the talent to show portraits of Christ in everyday life. It’s refreshing. —Libby

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    • Jonathan Camac August 7, 2016 / 1:46 am

      Appreciate your kind words Libby 🙂 But may we never lose sight of the hero to this blog. Jesus. His strength where I am weak – that’s something I will boast about. Have an awesome day Libby!

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  25. Andrea August 6, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I’m not at all religious, but this post was very creative, and rather funny. I admire those who can have blind faith in religion. It’s something I have never achieved.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 7, 2016 / 1:40 am

      This post is about as creative as I get, haha. Glad you got a laugh out of the post. You’re fully entitled to that opinion Andrea, and I appreciate your willingness to open the topic up to discussion in a public forum. I’ll start by simply asking you one very broad question: what aspect of Christianity do you consider fosters this blind faith?

      Looking forward to your reply 🙂

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  26. godlovesyouweb August 8, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Nice post:) Thank you for sharing the good news to everyone… Keep it up brother and may the Lord our God bless you.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 8, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      cheers mate! appreciate your kind words 🙂

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  27. francis and anna August 8, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I declare love and grace abounding in your life. I speak blessings upon you and your household. In Jesus’ name. thank you for sharing this winderful blog 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac August 9, 2016 / 12:48 am

      appreciate it francis and anna 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Hop the rest of your day is awesome!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 10, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Glad to hear! Have an awesome day Cynthia 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac August 10, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      thanks hawkinsm6! 🙂

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  28. Lana, byGrace August 10, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    WOW… Wonderfully written!!! Great Read!!!!! I’m new to the blogging world and I’m loving this!!!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 10, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Appreciate your time and kind words Lana! Hope it encouraged you in some way. Have a good one 🙂

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  29. mariewilliams53 August 12, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I guess pizza and cheeseburgers are both derived from bread – so Jesus wasn’t far off the mark. I guess you could say He was a visionary!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 14, 2016 / 1:56 am

      Haha, hadn’t thought of that! The base to many different types of food 😉

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  30. The True Light! August 12, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    How are you today, Jonathan? Hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend and may the Lord love and keep you and yours…

    Steve

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    • Jonathan Camac August 14, 2016 / 1:24 am

      Going well thanks Steve. You too mate! 🙂

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      • The True Light! August 15, 2016 / 5:23 pm

        🙂

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  31. Mary Ann August 14, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Great post! Entertaining..and enlightening 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac August 15, 2016 / 5:03 am

      Glad to hear you were encouraged Mary Ann! 🙂

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  32. theancients August 15, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    You’re such a gifted teacher of the word!
    This was great… thank you.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 16, 2016 / 12:22 am

      appreciate your kind words theancients 🙂 thanks for reading! have a good one brother

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  33. bardmercutio August 16, 2016 / 2:34 am

    You took what I was trying to say about religion and said it better and added metaphors and examples. Kudos.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 16, 2016 / 2:36 am

      Appreciate your words bardmercutio 🙂 I do try. All glory to God. Thanks for your time!

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  34. muffythedramaslayer August 19, 2016 / 3:56 am

    So glad you put the comment in there about those of us that are gluten free, because I was just starting to think I was going to have to get my knickers in a twist and get offended there… )

    Just kidding – but yes, it does put a different twist on things when I can’t just eat any old bread and He says He’s the bread of life… it has started to give me pause.

    And then I just imagine he’s talking about UDI gluten-free rice bread and get on with it and everything’s just fine. 🙂

    Great post, btw. Enjoyed it.

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    • Jonathan Camac August 19, 2016 / 4:49 am

      haha, triggered! 😉 glad that little comment was of slightly more use than simply comedic value. Appreciate your time 🙂

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  35. chris jensen August 19, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Truly we’ve got a conflict of interest…

    Nonetheless, thank you for dropping in for a read,

    chris

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    • Jonathan Camac August 19, 2016 / 4:46 am

      No problems Chris. Some of the poetry of yours I have read is awesome – so raw and honest. Keep sharing it man. Bless you brother!

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  36. marywasalittlelamb August 22, 2016 / 6:02 am

    I am so glad you liked my post because now I’m here, and I love this post so much! I just read the story of the loaves and fishes this morning, and I don’t even know how I missed the connection this whole time between Jesus referring to Himself as bread, that story, and the Lord’s Prayer. I’m pretty much obsessed with finding connections between things, so this was awesome. Thanks!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 23, 2016 / 1:06 am

      I’m pumped that you got so much out of the post! We are sons and daughters of an awesome God. Appreciate you stopping by Mary 🙂

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  37. Sophia Acosta August 26, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Stumbled upon your blog after you liked one of my posts, so maybe not so stumbled upon… anyways, I’m glad I decided to take a gander. You are truly a gifted writer, but even more than that, God has given you the ability to share truth in a way that is both humorous and engaging. I kept saying “Yes!” throughout the entire thing. God is so good, even better than chocolatey goodness. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jonathan Camac August 28, 2016 / 12:26 am

      Thanks heaps Sophia! haha that’s awesome, pumped to hear that it was encouraging in some way 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

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  38. Spaniardviii August 31, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Good post. Not only is Jesus the bread from heaven that satisfies our hunger for salvation and His righteousness but also He is our foundation that holds our live together. Without Jesus Christ our life would crumble.

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    • Jonathan Camac September 4, 2016 / 9:47 am

      So true. Appreciate you taking the time to read Spaniardviii. Have an awesome day!

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  39. KIA September 5, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Thx for the like on my post. I appreciate that you took the time to read it. Have you read any of my Journey posts?

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    • Jonathan Camac September 5, 2016 / 8:01 am

      No problem. No I haven’t yet 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac September 7, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Appreciate your words Gabriella 🙂 thanks for your time, trust you were encouraged in some way!

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  40. Ufuomaee September 7, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Your tagline made me grin… and this title just sent me over. Serious joy here!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jonathan Camac September 8, 2016 / 1:23 am

      haha that’s awesome! Thanks for the feedback. Trust you were encouraged in some way 🙂

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