How spiritual hunger is satisfied

We hear much today about the spiritual hunger that is showing up in many areas of our society. Substance abuse, with its accompanying crime, bears witness to a certain fatal emptiness in our culture. A more positive side of this hunger is shown in the thousands who are flocking to bookstores, seeking explanations, and perhaps a cure, for the vacuum within.

Some years ago the expression identity crisis was used to describe similar longings and a pervading unease. Both concepts reveal a deep dissatisfaction in the human spirit. But they also point the way to healing. Spiritual hunger is satisfied by God, Spirit; true identity is found through Truth, Christ. Jesus said, "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" (John 6:35).

Jesus was a perfect example of one who was constantly spiritually well nourished. He had all the ability, inspiration, and understanding to overcome every difficulty, whether presented to him by others or by challenges in his own life. As the Bible tells us, he sometimes left the daily earthly routine to be fed with bread from heaven, but there is no account of his ever being unequal to the task at hand.

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"Wisdom as a flowing brook"
October 6, 1997

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