The Hungry HeartMay 3, 2010
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” John 6:35
There is an ache in every heart in every nation that only Jesus can satisfy. We can become numb and stuck in a routine and lose sight of the importance of the basic bread of life. But Jesus knows how to address the depleted soul.
He knows how to sustain us, how to cause us to persevere till the end.
Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.” John 6:32
God sustained the Israelites in the wilderness with manna from heaven, but now He has supplied humanity with the true bread that will sustain in this life and for eternity.
People are looking for truth. Pilate, before crucifying Jesus, asked Him, “What is the truth?” but he didn’t wait for the answer before walking away (John 18:38). Now, the world is starting to reach a point where it will listen for the answer.
Jesus is the bread of life that fills the hungry heart. Popular culture doesn’t address the fundamental need for provision that only Jesus can give. There are times when we’ve drifted as Christians and tried to be satisfied with other things, only to find out how empty they were. As we return to Jesus, the guardian of our souls, we find fulfillment and life-giving, sustaining grace.
So don’t back off: Feed on God’s Word every day; stay connected, stay in love with Jesus. Our mission is to make sure that everything we do showcases Jesus. We’ve got this little life moment to communicate Jesus to our generation. It’s not about
self-help, philosophy, or figuring out how to be good Christians—it’s all about Jesus.
Nothing compares to knowing Jesus!
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