Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:35 (NIV)
This verse is so much deeper than what it seems. I once thought that Jesus was telling us that our physical needs will always be met when we follow Him. This assurance that we will always receive what we needed in the case of physical nourishment, seemed so very important to me. Of course it would, since I spent the first 29 years of my life living in an active food addiction.
What I have learned as my relationship with Christ has grown is that He is telling me that the fulfillment that I have been searching for all my life is found only in my relationship with Him.
Sadly, I spent years searching in all the wrong places: food, alcohol, men, friends, work, shopping, accolades, competition, etc. Never, in all the candy bars I’ve eaten or the boyfriends I’ve dated or the awards I’ve won have I ever felt the fulfillment and nourishment I feel in my daily walk with Christ. His love fills my heart and soul to the point of joyful tears just about every day. His loyalty, grace and mercy overwhelm me. Every love song on the radio seems made for me to sing to Him. No lack of love or harsh word from another ever empties me of His spirit. No hateful or sinful act I see ever removes His light from my eyes. No callousness or horror keeps me from hearing His message.
Since accepting Jesus into my heart and trusting Him with every step I take, I have never been hungry, thirsty, or lonely. Since accepting Jesus as my personal savior, I have never once felt empty. He is my bread and my wine. He is my best friend.
Do you trust Jesus to fulfill all your needs? Would you be willing to spend the next week starting each day with an invitation for Him to enter your heart? Trust me when I tell you – He will never disappoint you when you trust Him.