In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
The "Hamotzee" blessing recited before eating bread reads: "Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth." Why do we thank G-d for "bringing forth bread from the earth" when in reality it yields wheat, which must then be baked into bread? According to the Talmud, when Moshiach comes the earth will produce ready-made bread. Our Sages instituted the blessing with these particular words in anticipation of the Messianic era.