I love that Jesus calls Himself the bread of life. I love it, because unlike light and water and the word, bread is something men made. It’s ours. Sure, God gave us all the puzzle pieces, but in a stroke of brilliance, we put them together. Perfectly. Bread is one of our finest inventions—better, I think, than the wheel or the eyed needle.

When God says, “I’m the bread” it’s like He’s saying, “Hey you guys, that bread idea, that was good.”