Filling the Void

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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 has been a big verse for me this year. I’ve memorized it, meditated on it, and tried to apply it.

There are SO many things we can go to instead of Jesus in an attempt to fill the void in our lives. But we always return more hungry, more thirsty, never satisfied.

We want more stuff, more success, more prestige, more respect, more pleasure, more rest, more time, more you-fill-in-the-blank.

But Jesus offers us himself.

He says,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

It’s shocking in its simplicity.

It’s not “Come to another book. Come to another church service. Come to another good deed.” No. Jesus says, “Come to me.”

The person of Jesus is our source of life and abundance. Everything else is ornamental.

How do you try to fill the voids in your life? Is it working? Jesus wants to be our bread and drink – our very sustenance, our very life.

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Author: Dave Mierau (Meer-oh)

Christ follower, family man, lifelong learner.

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