27 Apr Jesus Cares About Your Physical and Spiritual Needs
You are a person in two parts. You have a visible material aspect to your being that is your body. You have an invisible spiritual aspect to your being that is your soul.
Jesus Christ identifies with all of you. Jesus took upon Himself a physical body and entered in to history to save and serve all of you. Furthermore, Jesus has a resurrection prepared for you so that you can be fully healed and whole in body and spirit forever.
While ministering on the earth, Jesus revealed the Kingdom of God. In John 6, we see one of the most popular Bible stories of all time. It, along with the resurrection, are the only miracles of Jesus recorded in all four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). There, we see a crowd of five thousand men, plus women and children, gathering to hear Jesus preach and see Jesus heal. As the crowd grew hungry, a little boy stepped forward to offer his lunch in an effort to help. Jesus then multiplied the lunch to feed everyone until they were full in what was the world’s most unique all-you-can-eat buffet.
In this miracle, we learn that Jesus cares about both your physical and spiritual needs. As the “Bread of Life” Jesus forgives sin and places the Holy Spirit in your soul so that you have spiritual life. Jesus also cares about your physical needs and teaches you to ask in prayer for your “daily bread”.
Sometimes, we can feel awkward asking God to meet physical needs for such things as food, a job, or housing. But, God loves all of you and—as the example with the little boys’ lunch shows—He can help and cares about all of you.
What practical needs has God met for you? Is there any physical need you should be asking God to meet?