We’ve all tried it….tried to fill our wells with broken cisterns. At some point, almost all of us have been in a place where we’d do anything to have that one thing, or become that one thing, that would satisfy our longing souls. We’ve all pretended we’re okay without it, that we don’t really need it after all, that we’re not completely frustrated with the whole process. We’ve thought that if we just keep waiting & just keep trying, maybe one day, we’ll come across it. And yet, most of us are still searching… still waiting.
It’s the pretense of it all that keeps us searching, for in reality, we’ve been freely given the answer…the “One Thing”, as Rich Mullins says in his classic song. Deep down, we know He’s the One and Only who can satisfy our parched, longing souls. God says it is only in acknowledging our poverty & emptiness, confessing our inability to save our own souls, that we’ll find it.
He softly whispers to each beckoning heart: “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have NO money, come, buy and eat! COME, buy wine and milk, without money and without cost” (Isaiah 55:1-2) A friend of mine once described the turning point in her own journey came when she realized she’d been scamping around the floor, desperately picking at the crumbs, yet there was a continual feast above prepared for her…she needed only accept the invitation. Are we ready to accept? Are we willing?
Etta James once sang the lyrics to Mack Gordon’s classic love song “At Last”. Here, think how perfectly these words describe the love of our LORD:
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song….
Oh, and you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last
So, what are we waiting for? At last, let’s accept His invitation…let’s feast with Him moment by moment…let’s rejoice in Him as He sings over us.