FRIDAY, MARCH 19
“For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to Him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 6:33-35 (ESV)
JESUS MAY NOT BE SATISFYING IF I HAVE NEVER HAD A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
In his book entitled God’s Psychiatry, Charles Allen tells this story… “As World War II was drawing to a close, the Allied armies gathered up many hungry orphans. They were placed in camps where they were well-fed. Despite excellent care, they slept poorly. They seemed nervous and afraid. Finally, a psychologist came up with the solution. Each child was given a piece of bread to hold after he was put to bed. This particular piece of bread was just to be held—not eaten. The piece of bread produced wonderful results. The children went to bed knowing instinctively they would have food to eat the next day. That guarantee gave the children a restful and contented sleep.”
Can you imagine never being hungry again? The crowd still did not understand what Jesus was teaching. Jesus promised the crowd, in John 6, if they believed in Him they would never be spiritually hungry or thirsty again. Jesus was claiming that the only real satisfaction in life was in Him. But the crowd still wanted bread.
There are times when people come to God because they want the blessings that God brings but they don’t really want God. It’s not until we learn to rest in who He is and who we are in Him that we will find satisfaction in life. Is Jesus enough for you? How do you know if He is or isn’t enough?
Thank God for inviting you into a personal relationship with Him. Thank Him that you became a child of God when you accepted Christ.