There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of a glass of cold spring water on a hot afternoon. A cold shower after mowing the lawn. A dive into a stream after a long, tiring hike. Sometimes a glass of lemonade fresh out of the refrigerator. Being satisfied means you’ve been filled, you want nothing more, and that the thirsty longing has been quenched.
That’s exactly how Jesus satisfies. To have Him means that you have it all. To trust Him means that your needs are met. To know Him is to realize that He is your dearest, most faithful companion. . . .
The next time you pour a cold drink on a hot afternoon, pause and praise the Lord for the way He quenches your thirst. He, the Wellspring of Water, overcomes, subdues, fulfills, and satisfies like nothing else, like no one else.
“Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” —
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. —
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength
. —Isaiah 40:29
From Joy for the Journey: Morning and Evening
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