As we look forward to returning to Ecuador as missionaries with SIM, almost any memory from our time there can transport us in spirit back to those wonderful places we knew and loved. If you even mention bread, for example, we all moan with longing, and our mouths begin to water as we think of the hot, delicious bread available on almost any street corner.
Bread is the breakfast of champions in Ecuador 🙂 A simple breakfast consists of bread and coffee. A larger breakfast might include juice, egg or cheese, but it is just not breakfast without bread. At 10:00 am in the morning, everyone’s mind is on coffee break and, that’s right, you guessed it… you need some bread to go with your coffee: yummy little rolls of all sizes and shapes, some salty, some sweet. And what a fitting end to the day to have your favorite beverage with a nice roll filled with meat or cheese. Bread is life-giving and very satisfying. See pita recipe.
In John 6:35 Jesus states that He is the bread of life. Many who heard him teach had no idea that Jesus was the creator who spoke all of creation into existence (John 1:1-4) and that He would, by his death, purchase their pardon and give them eternal life (John 3:16). Yes, Jesus is life-giving. He is essential to life, and oh, so satisfying! Got Jesus?