Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.
[John 6:35 NET]
Christ can satisfy all our hungers and thirsts. He does not crush them.
Some people imagine that the cravings of their heart are sinful and must be destroyed. But that is not what Christ proposes to do. He says our thirsts shall be satisfied. These yearnings and desires are really the marks of the divine likeness in us.
They are our capacities for lofty attainments and achievements. They are like the buds of the trees in the early spring days: they were made to burst out into full bloom and to come to glorious fruitage.
In earth’s short summer, even at the best, only a few of these capacities find time to grow into beauty; but in the other life there will be abundance of time for every yearning and longing, every taste and desire, every aspiration and hope, to reach full and perfect growth.
“I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life–giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.”