Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they will be filled.
There is a hunger abroad in our time, haunting lives and hearts. Like an empty stomach aching beneath the sleek coat of a seemingly well-fed creature, it reveals that something is missing from the diet of our rational, secular, and affluent culture.
Our spiritual hunger is evidence of the timeless human need for a real and abiding relationship with God. God is the one who calls us into relationship, and God does everything possible to restore us when we have wriggled out of the mutual demands of this relationship. God’s love lies at the root of our hunger for God. Love is God’s hunger for relationship with us. Has it ever occurred to us that God is starved for our companionship?
Is our God a lover blinded by grief, calling out through the ache of hunger – calling us to come home and be nourished with real life once again? Can we begin to see our hunger as a response – feeble, fitful, and fretful, but a response nonetheless? It is a response to God’s anguished hunger for the creatures fashioned by divine hands for relationship with the divine heart.
Marjorie Thompson, Soul Feast.
Draw Near to God
September 1 to September 30
30 Readings on The Psalms of Ascent
Let’s draw near to God together.
Betsy and Laurie
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.