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f Jesus, the Bread
Br Rer. PARLEY E. ZARTMANN. D. D.
Secretary ci Ext cudoc Department
Moody Bibla Institute, Chicago
TKXT-"And ,le3U8 said unto them. I
am the bread of lifo: he that cometh to
me shall never hunger: and he that be
lleveth on me shall never thirst. . . . He
that eateth of thia bread shall live for
ever." John 6:3G-5S.
The time when
this was spoken
was one of the
occasions in the
life of Jesus
just after he had
fed five thousand
men with five bar
ley loaves and two
small fishes; and
twelve baskets ot
mained of the
which had been |
blessed and multi
plied by the Mas
ter. The multitude cared not for the
miracle-they were willing to follow
a man who could feed such a throng
with such a scant supply. Jesus uses
the occasion and their curiosity to |
teach them that great lesson of which
the miracle of feeding was only a
faint shadow: Himself the only real
supply for the hungry soul-he that
.cometh to me shall never hunger.
The Indispensable Christ.
This is one of the familiar and fa
mous "I am's" found in this Gospel
by John. 6:35, I am the bread of life;
8:12, I am the light of the world:
8:58, before Abraham was, I am;
10:9, I am the door; 10:11, I am the
good shepherd; 11:25, I am the resur
rection ai?d tho life; 14:6. I am the
way, the truth, and the life; 15:5. I
am the vine, ye are the branches.
These pictures are parables linking
Jesus with the vital, fundamental
forces of the universe, setting forth
the tenderest and dearest sugges
tions, touching the things we all
jieed, and assuring us of safety, knowl
edge, and fulness of life. If you are
a Christian and there is any lack in
your life, it is only because you have
not appropriated Christ for your daily
need. If you are not a Christian, you
need wait no longer, for this same
Jesus ia able to meet that need of
yours, even to save unto the utter
Think of him as the Indispensable
Christ, for that is what bread is to
us, the very staff of life. Here, in
the story of the miracle. Jesus says,
"You marvel because I have fed the
body, and you would perish without
than this, in a time when men are
trying everywhere f\se except in Jesus
to find satisfaction and sustenance and
A Simple Process.
Consider the process by which we
get Christ as the food for the soul.
Verse 35, He that cometh to me shall
never hunger: and he that believeth
on me shall never thirst; v. 51, If
any man eat of this bread he shall
live forever; v. 54, Whoso eateth my
flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath
eternal life; v. 56, He that eateth my
flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth
in me. and I in him; v. 58, He that
eateth of this bread shall live for
ever. Here we have a simple process
but a profound truth, and Christ sets
himself forth as the same food for
all souls: he in not one thing to the
rich man and another to the man
who cannot afford the luxury-he Ia
the bread of life; just that to the man
who could pay a fabulous sum. and
Just that to the man who bas no
money. And yet the cost of bread
ls great: the seed is cast into the
ground and dies before the stalk ap
pears; the grain must be cut down by
the reapers; there If? the severe proc
ess of grinding; and finally, the in
tense heat of the fire which perfects
and completes the process. Christ
could not be the bread of life apart
from the garden, the cross, the tomb.
"Ye were redeemed . . . with the
precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot."
The Place of Faith.
If you come home at night, after the
revere toil of the day. how do you get
nourishment out of the bread set be
fore you at the evening meal? By
discoursing about the constituent
parts which make up the loaf of
bread? Hy praising the love and the
skill of the hands which provided the
bread? By admiration of the form
of flavor of the loaf? No, no; but by
the homely but necessary process of
appropriation. Hereby learn a lesson
for that deep hunger which your soul
feels-appropriate Christ, who says, I
ara the bread of life; he that cometh
unto rae shall never hunger. Let
your faith lay hold of him. His gra
cious promise is a present tense
"Whoso eateth ray fl< ah, and drinketh
hy blood, h-a-t-h eternal life."
An effort is pleasing in proportion
as it is attained by little effort
and simple means.
Life is but a succession of oppor
tunities. They are Rood or evil aa
we make them.-Jordan.
SOME FISH DISHES.
Fish is a food which is easily digest
ed and is good for indoor workers on
Halibut Steak.-Make a rich sauce
ot tomatoes thickened with flour and
butter cooked to
gether, a chopped
green pepper and a
slice of onion]
cooked to season,
tor 15 minutes. Lay
the halibut in a lit
tle oil and vinegar,
and let stand for
an hour. Lay the fish on the rack in
the roaster, pour the sauce over it.
cover and bake 12 minutes. Sift Par
mesan cheese over the fish and cook
five minutes longer. Serve upon a hot
dish, pouring the sauce over it.
Sour cucumber pickles cut in bits
and added to a white sauce is a good
sauce to serve with fish.
Curry of Salmon.-Open a can of
salmon two hours before using and re
move all the bits of bone and skin.
Fry a minced onion in two tablespoon
fuls of olive oil and then add a table
spoonful of flour mixed with a table
spoonful of curry, and when well
' blended a cupful of boiling water. Sea
son and stir for a moment, then turn
in the salmon. When hot serve with
Salmon Loaf.-Flake cold boiled sal
mon and moisten with a half cupful
of cream, the same amount of milk
and two beaten eggs. Stir in a quar
ter of a cupful of fine breadcrumbs,
the juice .of half a lemon, a tablespoon
ful of butter, salt and pepper to taste,
and a spoonful of minced parsley.
Mix well and turn into a well greased
pudding dish and bake for three-quar
ters of an hour, then turn out on a
platter. Serve with a fine sauce.
Fish Bisque.-Pick up and free from
bones, any fish, baked, broiled or
boiled, pour over it a pint of oyster
liquor, and butter, pepper and salt,
and put over the fire, stir in a cup
ful of bread crumbs soaked in milk,
simmer for three minutes and serve.
Bearnaise sauce to serve with- fish ia
one well Hiked. Beat the yolks of two
eggs, stir in a few drops at a time,
three tablespoonfuls of oil, cook over
water, add three tablespoonfuls of
bolling water, a tablespoonful of lem
on juice, a dash of salt and cayenne.
This is the season
needs a private wat
Let us sell you a
pumping the water
entire plant will no1
stalling. Think of
We have a full s
Cerne in and let us
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