Passage: John 6:22–35
Speaker: Steve Hands
Series: God Dwells Among Us
Bread: Came to Dwell in our Hunger
Sometimes we seek but do not find. We idealize a relationship but find it disappointing. We get a new gadget that fails to live up to its hype. We climb up a ladder to the top and find nothing there. The dull ache of our heart cries out, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” When this plaintive cry of heart stubbornly refuses to be satisfied, our disappointment and dissatisfaction reflect a deeper reality; C.S. Lewis says, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” How can we satisfy our desires from another world? In John 6:22–35, the crowds seek physical bread, but Jesus reveals, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). While the crowd fails to find their satisfaction in Jesus, the question remains for us: will we? We, like the crowds, often seek to fill our physical hunger by working, wanting signs and eating bread, but Jesus invites us to eternal life by believing in the One signified and feasting on Him.
 C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New York: Macmillan, 1943), 120.