There is a great deal of debate on whether bread is good for a person or not. Some diets say to knock breads out of your menu. Others say to eat more whole grain breads and less bread items with enriched flours. The old adage of eating items in moderation from the four main food groups is a good standard to follow. Whatever the advice might be about eating bread products good, bad, or otherwise, is something each person has to address for themselves by looking at their own physical and medical condition.
Nutritional facts: Bread is high in carbs — a single slice of white bread packs an average of 13 grams. Your body breaks down carbs into glucose, leading to an increase in blood sugar levels. Some research suggests that eating foods with a high glycemic index (GI) — a measure of how quickly foods increase blood sugar levels — can lead to increased hunger and a greater risk of overeating.
In John 6:35-41 we hear about another kind of bread, a bread that is healthy for our bodies and for our souls. It is the type of bread which is unbelievably nutritious and literally out of this world. Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."
There is many things we can take into our bodies that may be healthy and beneficial to us, but none of them match what Jesus is offering in Himself. And what a blessing we have, as disciples of Christ, to be able to feast on the Bread of Life every time we come to the Lord’s Table to eat His body and drink His blood in with and under the bread and wine. And each time we read God’s Word and hear the story of the Gospel we are also feeding on the bread that gives life, life eternal.
To eat or not to eat that is the question when it comes to (earthly) bread. But to eat of the Bread of Life is the best decision you can ever make!!!!!!!!!! Pastor McCarty