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I am the Living Bread which has come down from Heaven

John 6:51
Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16; Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20; 1Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58

There is a remarkable book that begins with a heartbreaking true story. The author recounts the sudden and tragic death of her brother-in-law, perishing in a freak train accident. And then just thirty-six hours later, the man’s gravely ill wife dies of cancer. The couple now gone, leave three small children behind. Let’s pause to think for a moment about the author. In little more than the blink of an eye, she loses her beloved sister and brother-in-law, and now faces the prospect of raising their young children.

In the following passage from the book, the author shares her quiet moments of reflection following the double tragedy, and the new responsibility she and her husband are suddenly facing. She writes:

My thoughts slowly evolved, changing from a confrontation with death to a fight for the lives ahead. Young lives broken needed mending, and I would do what I could. But I had no idea where the energy was going to come from. How would I…

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