For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

John 6: 33

 

We all become hungry, and everyone needs to find food. For some people this search is what consumes a major portion of the day, and for others the only searching that happens is that evening shuffle through all of the boxes, bags, and jars in the pantry and refrigerator that becomes a nightly ritual as we seek a satisfying snack. Yet, there is another form of hunger that is absolutely universal and that never gets completely satisfied.

 

We are born with hungry souls; they are malnourished, and even the most loving of mothers can’t do more than point us toward the source of that food; we are the ones who decide to accept the giver and thus receive eternal nourishment. Jesus is the imperishable manna that God promised from the very beginning of Creation; He brings much more than a snack to our hearts, for He fills us with the total banquet feast of God.

 

Even after we have accepted Christ and entered into that relationship, our hearts and minds still need to be fed; since, without the ongoing and continuous transformational filling of God’s Spirit we won’t grow and develop as rapidly and as completely as we could. Christ not only gives us a soul with an unending existence, He also gives us a present life with no end of strength, encouragement, and purpose. The Lord provides the feast, it is up to each of us to come and eat. Be filled on the Spirit of God throughout this day.