Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:13-14)
There are many things in this life that can fill us up: our families . . . our careers . . . our hobbies . . . our recreations . . . our ministries. But if that “thing” is not rooted in our Lord Jesus Christ, it is water that will never slake our thirst. No matter how fulfilling that thing might be, we will always need more and more of it to fill us up. These “good things” become bad things when they become ultimate things, and the joy they offer inevitably fades.
It is only when we rely on Jesus alone for our fulfillment that we will be filled to the overflowing — not just daily, but moment by moment. The only place from where we can draw living water that will satisfy the deepest longings of the soul is from our Savior. We must look to Jesus and listen to His Words. We must lean on Him and learn from Him. The fulfillment we find in Jesus will not fade, even when we are in the midst of difficulty and trials. Our Prince of Peace gives us His peace that passes all human understanding. His peace is like a river that flows to us, and it will never dry up or run out.
Where have you been looking for your fulfillment lately? Has it been in anything smaller than Jesus? Remember, God created us in such a way that nothing in this life will ever be able to satisfy the deep longings of the human heart. We are made by Him and for Him, and only when we find our fulfillment in Him will we have a fulfillment that never fades, no matter what circumstances we face in this life.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!