Most of us have been to the grocery store recently and found some shelves empty. Some are hoarding and some just think if they don’t get things now then later it may not be available.
This whole ordeal reminded me of times when I went to Cuba. There were so many things that were not available for sale no matter how much money you were willing to spend.
The big difference is that here it will get back on the shelves as soon as the next trucks arrive, while in Cuba most things will never get there.
What came to my mind was the fact that “things” to purchase are not what we really need the most.
If we had to, we could get by without toilet paper. And for believers in Jesus, we have been promised that our basic needs will be met.
What we need the most is described in Matthew 6:11 in what is called “The Lord’s Prayer.”
It says, “Give us today our daily bread,” which could be the food we need to survive, or, more importantly, the spiritual nourishment we need each day.
Jesus talked about this bread in John 6 where he said, “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
He goes on to say, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
In other words, Jesus will give us what we need most in order to get through each day – things like hope, peace, forgiveness and the security of life everlasting.
The truth is that if you go to the store you may be disappointed, but never so when you come to receive what Jesus offers us, which is what we need the most.