Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Eating is what I do

A simple truth speaks to me where Jesus says..."I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never be hungry." (John 6:35 NRSV)

For some reason, I used to have
the idea that as I followed Jesus,
I wouldn't get "hungry" in life.
I thought that the hunger in my soul and spirit would become non-existent because of what Jesus would do.

This wrong belief became a point of confusion for me because I found my empty soul and spirit "growling" with hunger pains...even though I was following Jesus wholeheartedly. Honestly, I find myself "hungry" everyday.

What I failed to understand was that bread must be consumed for it to satisfy hunger. If I don't eat, I will remain hungry. Jesus provides the "food"--it's my choice and my responsibility to put it in my mouth.

Why am I hungry today? All I need to do is eat.