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July 18, 2020 by Wilma Rose Vernich (Tennessee, USA)
Wilma and her husband, Bill Vernich, at the
Gaylord Opryland Garden Conservatory

It is a blessing to our children and me that my husband is wired to view life through a humorous and lighthearted lens, as he did in the situation described in my devotional.  His wit and wisdom help our family tremendously when we feel overwhelmed, burdened, doubtful or stressed.  I admit that I did give him a huge eye roll when he jokingly suggested the “She made good bread” epitaph for my tombstone.

However, the more I considered the possibility, the more I thought of bread in a spiritual application.  I don’t know about you, but bread resonates with me because I come from a long line of homemade bread bakers.  You can do a topical study on bread in the Bible, but here are just three verses that quickly come to mind and show the importance of bread:

  • Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35, NIV)
  • Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4, NIV)
  • And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19, NIV)

I keep the Romans 12:9-21 passage with me in my purse.  I pull it out and do a self-check every so often to see how I’m living up to my calling as a disciple of Christ.  The apostle Paul’s instructions seem too lofty for me to accomplish on my own, but through the power of Christ’s spirit living in us, we all can do it.  The words in Romans are the legacy I want to leave as a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, and friend.

“She made good bread” will be fine, too.

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