Friday, October 28, 2011
We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."
We think that all the lovely things this earthly existence offers us are enough. After all, they provide temporary pleasure, and what more is there, really? This skewed thinking comes because we've given up on finding the true satisfaction, glorifying Christ Jesus!
In John 4:15, a Samaritan woman has come to the well to draw water. She says to Jesus, after they've been speaking for a bit, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water." She asks for this special water (which she does not yet understand, by the way) because she doesn't want to have to keep coming back to the well only to become thirsty again later.
Do you keep having to seek after more pleasure in the world because the water you're drinking isn't truly quenching your thirst? "All my springs are in YOU" (Psalm 87:7).