“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

 Somewhere, somebody is searching for meaning in life.  The search began with a feeling that things are not quite right—that everything seems a little…off.  This person could be a teenager or young adult faced with the making decisions about what they will do the rest of their life.  Or it could be an adult who is restless in their marriage, job, or retirement.  The thing they all have in common is a feeling of emptiness, loneliness, and uncertainty about the future.  For a Christian, this can lead to a spiritual emptiness that causes the person to question their salvation, faith, and even trust in God.  The verse above shows that Jesus anticipated this discouraging possibility.

When Jesus says He is the Bread of Life, He is indicating that He is the solution to the problem of experiencing a life without direction.  Jesus said that when we come to Him we will never hunger.  Coming to Jesus means admitting we are a sinner, turning away from sin, and looking for and following His will for your life.  If we believe in Him we will never thirst.  You will find fulfillment and satisfaction in life only by doing what is right by God’s standard.

As you search for meaning in your life, there are some things you can do to find fulfillment.  First, make sure you are right with God.  Second, pray for God’s wisdom as you make decisions about things you have control over.  Third, trust that God is working behind the scenes to resolve the things you cannot control.  Forth, be obedient to God by attending church; developing positive Christian relationships, and cultivating a strong personal relationship with Christ.

If you are uncertain about your current situation, your plans for the future, your relationship with God, or if you just feel empty, remember that you can fill the void by coming to Jesus and believing in Him.