come and drink.
Those of you who do not have money,
come, buy and eat!
Come buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend your money on something that is not real food?
Why work for something that doesn't really satisfy you?
Listen closely to me, and you will eat what is good;
your soul will enjoy the rich food that satisfies.
3 Come to me and listen;
listen to me so you may live.” – Isaiah 55:1-3 (NCV)
“Daddy, please turn up the volume more,” I requested as we played one of my favorite songs in our car, my son driving for us so we could go to our church’s earliest fellowship.
I looked through the tinted window and saw the dark clouds ready to drop its carried weight of precipitation.
Down below, I saw the dry ground, so dry that everything below that cloud was in grave need of being watered. I wondered how receptive the trees’ roots would be once those clouds release the much needed drops of water down below.
As my son carefully veered the car to the left, about to enter the parking lot in our church, there it was: the big, white cross they had placed in front of the church.
It had remained unchanged despite the passing of seasons. The symbol of what Jesus had done to save all sinners like me. He died with open arms, always ready to receive anyone who is willing to acknowledge His sacrifice. The Living Water Who is able to quench anyone’s thirst. The Living Water that is always available and is ready to be poured out to a thirsty heart.
And I wonder…how receptive is your heart to Jesus’ pouring of mercy and grace?
Jesus is everything for me. He completely satisfies all of our needs. To think that I have only seen the tip of an iceberg about Him...To realize that I have only heard the faintest whispers about His great work...
“No eye has fully seen, how beautiful the cross
And we have only heard
The faintest whispers of how great You are…”