Topic: +DEV+ Are You Hungry?
Are You Hungry?
"He replied, 'You give them something to eat.' They answered, 'We have only five loaves of bread and two fish - unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.' (About five thousand men were there.)" Luke 9:13-14A
Scripture Focus: Luke 9:10-17
You've probably felt some degree of hunger before. Your stomach grumbles, you're unable to focus on the task at hand, and the only thing you can think of is food.
During Jesus' earthly ministry, He satisfied many hungry and thirsty people. But their cravings were not limited to a desire for bread and water. They were hungry - starving, in fact - for something more. They needed to hear that their heavenly Father loved them, that He cared for them as a shepherd cares for his sheep.
In this passage, Jesus taught the people "about the kingdom of God and healed those who needed healing" (vs. 11). He healed their bodies and fed their spirits with the knowledge of Yahweh, the one true God.
Jesus took a boy's meager lunch of five rolls and two sardines, and multiplied the limited offering into a meal that filled the stomachs of five thousand men, with left over besides. It was a miracle.
But the greater miracle is that the One who was the Bread of Life fed their bodies and their spirits, indeed to overflowing.
Insight: Are you hungry to know god better? Feed on his word and satisfy the hunger of your soul.
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