In the present age of overwhelmingly rapid scientific advances and increasing economic and social affluence, there exist certain needs which have been around since the beginning of the human race – needs such as a sense of ultimate purpose, love and security, lasting inner satisfaction and peace. External stimuli, such as drugs, money, material possession or recognition of others, may supply temporary satisfaction of these desires. But lasting satisfaction (a contentment and sense of meaning that remains even if the eternal circumstances are stripped away), must come from within.
Jesus said, »I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.«(John 6:35) When Jesus enters our lives, He makes us complete persons, not dependent upon temporary stimuli for our fulfillment. When He enters into us, He brings a sense of ultimate purpose, a reason for being, and satisfies our deepest longings and needs for true, lasting love and security.
Jesus also promises to give direction in whatever situation we find ourselves. (John 14:26) The infinite God who created the universe is certainly creative and wise enough to deal with our current needs. Jesus made a profound statement on the relevancy and authority of His Word when He claimed, »Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.«(Mark 13:31) He also claimed in Hebrews 13:5, »I will never leave you or forsake you.«
Will you come to Jesus now, admitting you are empty-handed, to get your deepest needs met? Please ask Him to come into your life today. Begin this wonderful relationship and adventure with the living God now. Do not put it off. You have no idea what may happen to you tomorrow. You could die tonight, head into a Christ-less eternity in hell, and be forever separated from God and His goodness. Do you really want that?