After miraculously feeding the 5,000, Jesus says, “I Am The Bread of Life.” It is only in Jesus that we have eternal life. God the Father sends His Son, The True Bread from Heaven, to a starving and needy world.
God reveals himself to Moses in Exodus as the “I Am.” In John’s Gospel, Jesus repeatedly uses these same two words with reference to himself. He is more than a wise teacher, a moral philosopher, a philanthropist, a miracle-worker…. He is the Great I Am of old.