I'm so glad that one day we will see God face to face and be eternally satisifed and never thirst again. But i’m happy that right now, in our present situations, in our dirty barren world, God still imparts hope and still refreshes hearts and still satisfies us.... whether that's in abundant measures, or whether it's just enough to keep us going til the next pool of water and stop us from fainting on the way.... either way, He doesn't leave the thirsty as they are, but promises to satisfy them. And He who promised is faithful.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Deserts, Mirages and Living Water
I love how a single glimpse of God is truly enough to satisfy a thirsty heart. How it’s enough to restore hope to a hopeless heart and to impart joy to a joyless heart. Especially when there is very little in that heart that can conjure up it’s own joy or hope. Infact, that’s what makes it even more precious, because then you know it truly is a timely gift from God. Like if you're in a desert, weary with dehydration and all the water you seem to see turns out to be a mirage, so you start to wonder if you'll collapse before you find any real water. But then suddenly, when you least expect it, you stumble across a genuine pool of water, that quenches your thirst enough to keep you going, and restores your hope enough to remind you that not every pool of water will be a mirage. Anyway, i guess my day has felt a little like this. I was surprised by the depth of joy i felt today and i was truly grateful for it.