August 2012 Issue
Bread is a symbol of life—and if you can remember the rich, comforting aroma of warm homemade bread fresh out of the oven, it’s no mystery why. Bread sustains us, delights us, and brings us together as friends, families, and communities. We naturally associate bread with what we enjoy most about life.
In His Word, God uses bread to illustrate more than just physical sustenance. Bread symbolizes His provision, His holiness, His Word, and His very Son—a supernatural association with what God has for us to enjoy. His bread. His life.
This month in Today in the Word, we will gather around the table of Scripture and feast on the rich provision of God’s truth. We will see bread broken in joyous celebration of God’s deliverance and sobering sadness in the form of Jesus’ body sacrificed for us. We will learn from the powerful, life-giving imagery God so beautifully employs to teach us of His love for us.
We pray that you enjoy this fresh look at one of Scripture’s most prevalent word pictures and that it helps you live for the sustenance only Christ can bring. And we thank you for being God’s provision for Today in the Word!
Volume 25 Issue 8
Executive Editor: Paul Currie; Managing Editor: Heather Moffitt; Associate Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editors: Adam Kellogg, John Koessler, Kim Pickett; Writer: Heather Moffitt