“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (v35). The crowds ate the bread and fish that Jesus multiplied, “as much as they wanted” (v11), with baskets of food leftover. Jesus cared about their physical hunger, yet he wanted to give them more: the life that would satisfy their deepest spiritual needs (v33). Jesus is that bread; he gives us the forgiveness that leads to eternal life, and by him we are adopted into God’s family (v48-51).
We will be constantly hungry and thirsty - struggling with sin, bondages, and broken relationships - until we accept the life that Jesus offers.