What Jesus Did! 'Food for the Body and the Soul' — Luke 6:21a

Saturday, March 28, 2015

"What great blessings there are for you people that are hungry now! You will be filled."
— Luke 6:21a NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:21a NLT — "What great blessings there are for you people that are hungry now! You will be filled."

Key Thought

We all have hunger. Yes, we do have the daily physical hunger, but that physical hunger should point us to a deeper hunger: we are hungry for God. Sometimes we try to find comfort in physical food to compensate for the hunger we feel in our souls. But, there is a place in each of us that longs for God, that hungers for his presence, and that yearns for his fullness. If we will acknowledge our hunger for God, then we can be satisfied—he will come to us and make his home in us.

Today's Prayer

O Father, give me this day the daily bread I need for my body. In addition, dear Father, give me the living bread of your presence in Jesus that feeds my soul and sustains my life. Help me recognize, dear Father, that I am hungry for you. Please, come fill my emptiness, heal my brokenness, and feed my soul. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 6:11
  • Acts 17:22-28
  • John 6:32-35


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.