Are you hungry? Not physically hungry, but do you have a hunger for something  more in life? Is there something deep inside of you that never seems to be  satisfied? If so, Jesus is the way! Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who  comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be  thirsty” (John  6:35).

Are you confused? Can you never seem to find a path or  purpose in life? Does it seem like someone has turned out the lights and you  cannot find the switch? If so, Jesus is the way! Jesus proclaimed, “I am the  light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will  have the light of life” (John  8:12).

Do you ever feel like you are locked out of life? Have you  tried so many doors, only to find that what is behind them is empty and  meaningless? Are you looking for an entrance into a fulfilling life? If so,  Jesus is the way! Jesus declared, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will  be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).

Do other people always let you down?  Have your relationships been shallow and empty? Does it seem like everyone is  trying to take advantage of you? If so, Jesus is the way! Jesus said, “I am the  good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. I am the good  shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me” (John 10:1114).

Do you wonder  what happens after this life? Are you tired of living your life for things that  only rot or rust? Do you sometimes doubt whether life has any meaning? Do you  want to live after you die? If so, Jesus is the way! Jesus declared, “I am the  resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;  and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26).

What is the way? What is the truth? What is the life? Jesus answered, “I am the  way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”  (John 14:6).

The hunger  that you feel is a spiritual hunger, and can only be filled by Jesus. Jesus is  the only one who can lift the darkness. Jesus is the door to a satisfying life.  Jesus is the friend and shepherd that you have been looking for. Jesus is the  life—in this world and the next. Jesus is the way of salvation!

The  reason you feel hungry, the reason you seem to be lost in darkness, the reason  you cannot find meaning in life, is that you are separated from God. The Bible  tells us that we have all sinned, and are therefore separated from God (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans  3:23). The void you feel in your heart is God missing from your life. We  were created to have a relationship with God. Because of our sin, we are  separated from that relationship. Even worse, our sin will cause us to be  separated from God for all of eternity, in this life and the next (Romans 6:23; John  3:36).

How can this problem be solved? Jesus is the way! Jesus took  our sin upon Himself (2  Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died in our place (Romans 5:8),  taking the punishment that we deserve. Three days later, Jesus rose from the  dead, proving His victory over sin and death (Romans  6:4-5). Why did He do it? Jesus answered that question Himself: “Greater  love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Jesus died so that we could live. If we  place our faith in Jesus, trusting His death as the payment for our sins, all of  our sins are forgiven and washed away. We will then have our spiritual hunger  satisfied. The lights will be turned on. We will have access to a fulfilling  life. We will know our true best friend and good shepherd. We will know that we  will have life after we die—a resurrected life in heaven for eternity with  Jesus!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,  that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).