Daily Reflections

A Hunger for Him

December 9, 2022 Barbara Reaoch

Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! —Psalm 34:8

What are your dreams for this Christmas? Does your list grow every year—lights and decorations, just the right gift for each one, a tasty Christmas dinner? What activities might God use to draw your family closer to Him and to one another?

The melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie recipe you found may be a perfect new tradition for your family. A special Christmas dinner may be a delightful meal for the family. But we can spend more time trying to make it all happen than we spend together!

Goodies at Christmas make for happy times. But even the best recipes cannot satisfy our hunger for God. God did not design these treats to be our greatest happiness. Christmas tells us that Jesus came to fill our hearts with Himself. We want to help our family taste and see that Jesus is good and ever so satisfying. What if this Christmas, we asked God to give our children hearts that hunger for Him?

Make it Personal

As you sample delicious Christmas treats this season, ask God to increase your hunger for Him.