Jesus says heavy things to people. “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” How’s that for weighty words?
The first manna was coriander & honey. The second, blood & water. The first manna was given to sustain the body. The second was given to redeem the sins of the body. The first manna fed & filled the stomach till the next meal. The second Bread fills the spirit unto eternal life.
Eating is voluntary, necessary. We feed ourselves with willingness & gladness. We go to great lengths, expense to fill our refrigerator & pantries because we know the blessings of a satisfying meal. Jesus says, unless we believe & receive Him in like manner, we’re as good as dead.
“He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”