The One Cure For What We Crave

You and I, we were born hungry. Hungry for hope.

And this gnawing ache of the soul cannot be denied.

We could spend our whole lives searching for substitutes, sampling every measly morsel that falls our way.

But why scrounge for crumbs when there’s bread at the table?

It’s like the question the angels asked the women at the tomb after the resurrection –

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?”
Luke 24:5

We can’t afford to waste time looking for hope where hope does not exist.

There is only One who can fill that hunger. Only One cure for what we crave.

Jesus, the Living Bread.

We will never be satisfied with anything less.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
he who comes to Me will not hunger,
and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
John 6:35

I’m sure you’ve heard about the movie Son of God opening this weekend. Below is a short video highlighting scenes from the movie with a song by the band For King & Country, appropriately entitled Crave. Enjoy!

Filling the Hunger on a Word-Filled Wednesday

We all know what to do to take care of our physical hunger. But what about the spiritual kind?

Scripture is clear. Nothing in this world can satisfy the longings of a hungry, thirsty soul. There is only One who can fill that sort of emptiness.

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

Simple Start – Thankful Heart

The best meal of the day, for me, is breakfast. It is one of the great pleasures of life to wake up to a steaming cup of coffee and the aroma of my favorite comfort food wafting through the air and into my head like a great memory.

I was raised in the South on biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs and grits and sausage and pancakes, etc, etc. Of course, these days, I enjoy lighter fare too – yogurt and fruit and oatmeal or egg white omelets with wheat toast. Yum!

My husband and I enjoy cooking a big breakfast on weekends – usually biscuits and eggs or french toast or waffles…and the occasional pastry, of course. But my go-to sunrise meal most days during the week is good ol’ cereal.

I LOVE cereal. Over the years, I’ve sampled many different brands and found a couple of favorites that I’ve enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and even dinner sometimes.

I am thankful for the simple pleasure of a tasty meal to start my day. But I am especially thankful for the way God feeds my hungry soul.

“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:8-9 NKJV

Today, I am praying that He will fill your hunger and satisfy your longings. Be blessed!

I am linking up with Simple Pleasures and Thankful Thursday. Click on the links below to join in!

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