One billion people suffer physical starvation daily. While this is an important issue, consider how many more are starving spiritually. You may recall reading or hearing how God supernaturally provided:
- Manna from heaven (Exodus 16)
- Life-giving water from a rock (Exodus 17)
- His Spirit for instruction (Nehemiah 9:20; Acts 2)
- His only begotten Son (John 3:16)
- A miracle to multitudes (Matthew 14)
Manna was not only real bread, sticky-sweet with coriander seeds, but also a type of spiritual nourishment. The Source of our spiritual strength, Jesus Christ, came down from heaven (John 6:35) like manna, as the Bread of life. He offers a well of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:13-14) and promises that whoever partakes of His spiritual refreshment shall never thirst again. Jesus says again to us: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) What more could we ever need? What a blessed promise! What beautiful hope!
He has given His Word. Every need you have, whether it is spiritual, physical or emotional, is met in Christ. There is no need to starve spiritually. There is no need to settle for cotton candy –something attractive and artificial; all fluff and no substance – when you can have modern manna, the living Christ.
It is not enough that man should live by bread alone (Deuteronomy 8:3), but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Feast on God’s Word. You are in for a banquet of blessings – in this is our hope.