‘“On the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry”
Here we see that Jesus had a body and nature like ours, sin excepted. He could weep and rejoice and suffer pain. He could be weary and need rest and he could be thirsty and need drink. He could be hungry and need food.
Ponder over this: He who made the world and all it contains – He who is the eternal God from whose hands the fruits of the earth, the fish of the sea, the fowls of the air, the beasts of the field and forest had their beginning – He, even He, was pleased to suffer hunger when He came into the world to save sinners.
Never ever doubt that He can empathise with us and share our sorrows, especially during such times when the global pandemic causes pain and death and when calamities, poverty, hunger and conflicts inflict much sorrow and agony.
He knows our sorrows by experience. He can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He has had experience of a body and it’s daily wants. He has suffered the severe sufferings that the body of man is liable to. He has tasted pain, and weakness, and weariness, and hunger, and thirst. When we tell Him of these things in our
prayers, He knows what we mean and He is no stranger to our troubles.
Indeed this is just the Saviour and friend we need. Hallelujah – what a Saviour!