Yesterday we learned that the Bible refers to Jesus as Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus, and Jesus the Christ. Since Jesus is the reason for the season, let’s continue to look in the Scripture and see some other names for Jesus. “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (1 John 2:1 KJV) Jesus not only died for our sins, He now intercedes for us with the Father. Jesus is also called “The Bread of Life.” “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35 KJV) After Jesus feed the five thousand, He told His disciples:“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” (John 6:27-29 KJV) Jesus is heaven’s Bread, which satisfies the hunger for God. Those who trust in Him have eternal life now and forever more. When Jesus says that He is the Bread of Life, He is saying that He is essential for life. This is not referring to physical life but eternal life. When Jesus said that He was the Bread of Life, notice He used the words “come” and “believe.” This is an invitation for everyone to place their faith in Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God. When you come to Jesus you make a choice to forsake the world and follow Him. When you believe in Jesus, you place your faith in Him that He is who He says He is, that he will do what He says He will do, and that He is the only one who can. The words “hunger and thirst” are also used when Jesus declares to be the Bread of Life. Jesus isn’t talking about physical hunger and thirst. He is saying that he will satisfy our hunger and thirst to be made righteous in the sight of God. Remember what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount? “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6 KJV) Jesus is also called the good Shepherd. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep…I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” (John 10:11, 14 KJV) Jesus voluntarily laid down His life on the cross to make an atonement for His sheep. We will look at a few more names tomorrow but no matter what He is called, He is the reason for the season. You may see Him in a manger but remember, He grew up to be the Messiah. The Messiah saves, provides our physical and spiritual needs. He is the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep and protects them. Is this the Jesus in your Christmas?