“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives,
and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7, 8 ESV
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE LIFE IS AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST. Can you relate? It seems that the things in this world never quite satisfy. Even if I feel satisfied for a while, it never seems to last. There is an abiding, deep need that I constantly feel; or at least when I am mindful enough to sense it.
Can you think of a desire for which there is no fulfillment on earth?
Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water…If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. — C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, p. 120, Macmillan, NY, 1979
What do you think is the likelihood that Jesus can fulfill a person’s deepest thirst? How do you feel about that suggestion? Are you cynical? skeptical? curious? settled? satisfied already?
I invite you to take a few minutes to watch this video, the first in a series called H20 by Kyle Idleman, and the inspiration for this posting. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
If you would like to know more about Jesus, here’s how you can connect with me.
“[God] has put eternity into man’s heart.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11, ESV