Hunger and Thirst

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The sun had gone down completely and the deep gray of dusk was beginning to overtake my surroundings.

My dog had been acting as though she needed a walk, so out we went.

As we walked around an area in the yard heavily populated with Four O’clock plants, I noticed some movement.

Realizing that a very large moth was visiting the flowers, I hurried in (as fast as a person can hurry in with a fifteen year old basset hound) to get my camera.

When I returned, the moth was still there.

To my delight, two other moths came to visit.

Four O’clock plants bloom late in the day and the early evening.

The moths were heeding the silent call that the fragrant blossoms were sounding:

“Suppers’s ready!”

The entire scene was delicate and inviting.

It had rained an hour or so earlier and the ferns and Four O’clocks seemed a deep, moist green as they were fanned by the moths’ wings, flitting to and fro.

God was providing food at night for a creature of the night.

Beyond that, He was blessing me with being able to see His provision first hand.

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You constantly satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

—Psalm 145:16

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The Bread of Life

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As my friends and I settled down in the crowded restaurant, we were given complimentary loaves of bread.

It was the custom of the restaurant to give each patron bread before the ordered meal was presented.

If we do not have food and water for a long period of time, we will die.

The food and water we ingest and the air we breathe sustains us.

If we do not have Jesus, we will die a spiritual death for all eternity.

It is Jesus, who is the bread of life, that sustains our souls.

The restaurant was offering bread that would satisfy physical hunger, but only for a time.

Jesus is offering Himself as the means of our salvation, satisfying our spiritual hunger forever.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.

 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

—John 6:35-40

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