Psalm 90:14 asks God to “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” The Hebrew word translated to satisfy means to have enough, to suffice, to fill to satisfaction, to have plenty of, or even to be weary of.
My younger son likes to wash our vehicles on a hot day. He really wants to get soaking wet with the hose more than clean cars, but when he finally gets to the washing, he uses a bucket with a sponge. He dips the sponge into the soapy water, and when he pulls it back out again, the sponge is so saturated with water that it drips everywhere. Even a light touch will cause the water in the sponge to leak out.
The image of the sponge is how God wants to fill us with Himself. He longs for us to absorb so much of His love and grace that not only are we filled and lack nothing, but we also drip those attributes of God onto others who are in our circles of connection.
When Jesus proclaims that He is the Bread of Life, He’s telling us that being in a relationship with Him will satisfy every need. It will fill us to overflowing. When the enemy threatens or life’s trials are upon us, His love and grace are abundant. Even in dark days, we will want for nothing when we continue to immerse ourselves in His presence like my son dips his sponge into the soapy water.
What are you hungry for today? Where do you feel like you need something you do not have? Hear this good news, friend. We can run to the One who fills us. Jesus offers this promise, “Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.”
Chapter 1/7 on the I AM statements of Jesus