I am really getting tired of all the diet commercials on television these days. I mean, come on! When did hunger become a sin? When did eating ANYTHING become an act of undisciplined gorging? How come every other commercial on the television is a company trying to sell a drug or a food that helps us “fight hunger?” Give me a break!
Being truly hungry is the evidence of something missing from our lives. Sometimes the missing piece is a well-balanced meal. But if you are like me, sometimes the missing piece is something that I cannot easily explain….sort of like an itch that I cannot scratch or an ache I cannot soothe.
The Word of God is the one and only “food” which we can “eat” that will truly satisfy and fulfill our needs and desires. The Word is where God speaks to us and through which He guides our thoughts and desires. When we do not eat of His Word, we become lost and possibly struggle with earthly things which will never truly satisfy or make us complete.
If we over indulge eating food, we get into trouble. But even if we “pig out” with the Bread of Life we will only gain a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Our itches will feel scratched, our desires will be met, and our minds will be made clear when we read and pay attention to His Word.
When we are hungry for the Word we are on the right track and should eat richly from His table. Within the pages of scripture you will find that you are loved, cared for, redeemed, and renewed. You will find joy and hope, your faith will grow and your knowledge of God will increase. All your hungry needs will be satisfied and you will be filled with good things.
Just listen to some of the “hungry” verses from the Bible:
Psalm 107:8-9 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.
John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty
May all of us hunger be for a closer, deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May we eat of His rich blessings, drink deeply of his life giving water, and may we all be filled to the brim with His cup of blessings that overflow with His love for us.