John 6:25-35 Hunger. Fortunately, most of us do not have direct experience with the fear and anxiety of not knowing where our next meal is coming from. However, many people today and throughout history have, and all of us can at the least begin to imagine it. Hunger is a powerful metaphor. Where do you feel like you are starving? Where do you feel like you don’t have the resources or energy to carry on?
We all hunger for a life that will matter and that will last. Jesus hones in on this powerful image of hungering for true life and tells a crowded synagogue in Capernaum, and us today, that he is the bread we need; he is the source of the life we long for. Jesus announces that God is satisfying our hunger with life that will last. Then he calls us eat the bread of life and live.
Come hungry this Sunday. Jesus is ready to feed us the bread we need, but he only feeds the hungry.