Their sights set on this wonder bread creator.
They ate their fill, yet sought more of the same
For hunger is a constant motivator.
In fact, this sign of loaves beside the sea
Reminded them of their ancestors' craving
When manna was the answer to their plea,
A desert sign that God was leading, saving.
Yet all the gifts our Father's ever given
Are but mere foretastes of the Son, whose role--
Whose mission--is to be true bread from heaven
That satisfies the hunger of the soul.
Lord, give today this Bread of Life anew
That in our faith we learn to feast on you.
© Phillip Martin