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Daily bread
Sarah Habben
by Sarah Habben
August 24, 2023

A good friend invites you over for dinner. He uncorks a bottle of wine and pours you a glass. You notice the label on the bottle. This isn’t a $15 bottle of wine. It’s a $1,500 bottle of wine!

Your host grins, “Just wait and see what’s next.” 

You’re pretty sure it’s not leftover pizza.

Like a fine wine, God poured out the life of his only Son on a cross. It’s a staggering gift, but it’s just the beginning. “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

If our heavenly Father loves us enough to pour out his best and brightest treasure, can’t we trust whatever else he provides? 

Yet when we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” we’re often wishing for someone else’s daily banquet—our buddy’s European vacations or our neighbor’s new cars. But that’s like sipping our friend’s costly wine and then ordering fast-food takeout. God has already given us his best. He will meet all our needs out of his rich grace and wisdom. 

When we pray for our daily bread, we aren’t making an Amazon wish list. We’re placing ourselves in the hands of our Provider. When we hunger, Jesus feeds us. When we fall, he forgives. When we weep, his Word comforts us. As we age, he sustains us. When our earthly life disappoints, God points us to the cross. He smiles and says, “Just wait and see what’s next.”

Posted in Living My Faith