Even a newborn baby finds its mother’s milk and drinks breast milk. That is the instinct of human nature which tries to fill their empty stomach.
Those who long for Jesus never be tempted. They are not discouraged. They don’t turn away from the faith. They don’t fail in the life of faith. It’s because they always make an effort to live in Jesus.
What do we realize when we believe in Jesus? That is we are sinners and we are poor thing who absolutely need Jesus. Why do we need Jesus? We can’t solve any problems which are sin, hell, and destruction although we put things in the world together. That problem only can be solved by the blood of Jesus. That’s why all humans have no choice but to long for the blood of Jesus.
When we realize that we are sinners and long for the grace of the blood of Jesus, our souls shall be saved. Therefore, how pitiful and poor the people in the world are who are not saved! We must continue to preach the gospel to them. To preach the gospel is to let people, who don’t know at all that they are doomed to hell after living under the sins, know that Jesus will save them from the punishment of hell for their sins
Hunger and thirst for righteousness can’t be solved by world’s material civilization. The thirst of your soul can be quenched only by Jesus. Those who don’t thirst in their souls don’t want Jesus, but they vaguely sense the thirst so they try to earn money and to gain fame and knowledge. Unfortunately, those things can’t relieve the thirst of souls.
The moment the thirst of your soul is appeased by believing in Jesus, all thirst quenches. You are not satisfied with the thirst for money no matter how much money you have. When the thirst for righteousness is solved by Jesus, your soul can enjoy satisfaction.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #655