“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)

Whether in the physical sphere — or in the spiritual sphere — hunger and thirst are normal.  We feel the pangs of hunger and the dryness of thirst in reaction to need.

The challenge for all of humanity is to properly satisfy this need — whether physical or spiritual.

Only Jesus permanently satisfies the hunger of the human spirit.  Only Jesus permanently satisfies the thirst of the human soul.  The other things and people we rely on to meet our spiritual needs are only temporary and a diversion when time is critically short.

As disciples of Jesus, we must guard against the temptation to consider anything other than God’s provision to satisfy any spiritual need.  God has given us His only begotten Son — Jesus.  He is the bread of life.  He is the living water.  – Luther

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