Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. ~Matthew 5:6
There are many great “hungers” in the world. Some people hunger for power, popularity, or recognition. Others hunger for possessions or money. Still others have a hunger for knowledge, opportunities, and wisdom. Most of us hunger for love, acceptance and affectionate relationships. Many of our hungers are normal human necessities or yearnings. Other hungers can be self-serving and self-defeating.
We are a people whose “hunger” often goes unsatisfied.
And then, there is real hunger…
Physical hunger and thirst in our community, our nation, and our world are real issues. It is difficult to be hungry for righteousness when bellies are empty, cupboards are bare, and spirits are diminished. Yet, as human beings, our hunger for something more beyond our immediate physical needs is real. Our Creator designed us with a heart and soul that “hungers” for communion with Him. Being made in God’s own image, He has “planted” himself deep within each of us. Christ, in the form of his human children, physically feeds the hungry and loves the lonely and the lost, but each of us is restless until our heart rests in Him who created us.
May your heart find rest in the God who created you.