I Am That Bread of Life

John 6:48
The first two words assert Deity, the last four could not be true unless our Lord had entered into manhood, and died on the cross in order that He might be to us the bread of life. We read, "I AM the living bread, which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give him is MY FLESH, which I will give for the life of the world." (John 6:5151I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. (John 6:51)).
His life had to be given up sacrificially in order that life might be the portion of every believer on the Lord Jesus Christ. What profundity we see here, something so evident that the humblest believer can take it in, yet the ripest saint can only feel he has touched but the fringe of the mighty ocean of God's love.