Hunger Pains

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Luke 6:21

For whatever reason, God created us with a need to eat. And eat we do.  Three times a day, not counting snacks and treats. We have a health crisis caused by overeating, and nothing seems to be able to stop us. Jesus understood that food is important, which is why he twice fed thousands of people with loaves and fishes.

Here, however, He’s talking about spiritual food; the only thing He wants us to truly hunger for. The food we eat and the soft-drinks and hard-drinks we consume only temporarily satisfy us. He said that only His flesh and blood have the power to give us fill us now, and give us eternal life later. We’ve put ourselves on a spiritual diet; it’s time we binge on Jesus.

 

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