Gather up the fragments

In John 6:12, Jesus Christ told his disciples to gather up the fragments of bread that remain. This bread symbolized the body of Christ or the word of God.

Jesus Christ sent his word to the four corners of the earth with his children. In doing so the word became fragmented. Why? Not all of his word fell on good soil (Matthew 13:5).

We are called to put his word back together such that none of it is lost. Why? A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). We cannot stand without him.

Who was broken and got put back together? Jesus Christ. His body was broken all the way to the end of his natural life but he was restored and glorified in the end.