Does food really satisfy? Or does drinking some water after eating food bring the final and absolute satisfaction? Food serves the purpose of filling up our stomachs, but without the digesting ingredient, water, we will never feel satisfied and we would feel like a dry hot desert in the mid-afternoon on the inside. For lack of a more imaginative description, think of a volcano at the center of your belly.
I suddenly feel like I am the woman at the well. The Samaritan woman who came to draw water at one of the most popular wells in the city, but instead met Jesus. She came to get physical water, but ended up receiving the water that will quench all her thirsts forever!!! She was trying to quench her physical thirst, but instead met someone who could quench her spiritual thirst for the rest of her life.
You can search from the east to the west...from the sunrise to sunset...from the garden of Eden to the city with golden gates...from Bethlehem to Iraq...from the Carribean to Honolulu...from the beaches of the world to the forests of Australia...from the dark trails in Africa to the bright eye-blinding pinching icelands of the North pole...but you will never solve the mystery of how to quench your spiritual thirst...not until you find Him...the One Who is called Jesus...
I was watching the History channel today, and was learning about how so many people, since the era of science, have gone out of their comfort zones to search and analyze the history of the bible, to see if the locations written about really existed. Christopher Columbus was one of such people. These people searched and they searched, using historical archaic maps, those who tried to find the garden of Eden actually figured out where the four rivers described in the bible met and concluded that the mapped out area must have contained the garden of Eden. But somehow, they always got close, but never really to the end. Some were able to detect where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah must have been located, but somehow they just couldn't prove it. They were able to scientifically prove that the grounds had indications of two twin cities being burnt, but could not prove it was Sodom and Gomorrah...after all it could be any other two cities in history's palms.
There is a sudden THIRST for MORE in the mouths of so many, whose heads I am not willing to count. It's no wonder people look for God in every place and every where. Some find a sort of god but cannot still quench their thirsts, so they worship multiple gods--one god dedicated to the area of "fertility", another "feminism", and yet another "strength". So many diverse gods. But I know of a God, and the God I know is the One Who was able to quench my spiritual thirst, once and for all! The God that can answer all of my questions if I can only dare to ask Him to reveal them to me, one by one, with each passing moment. The God whose hands are not too short that they cannot reach me, Whose ears are not deaf so that they cannot hear me. The God who still speaks to us...with each passing moment.
He's the One giving an invitation right now
to come and "drink to your satisfaction"
Drink His water and never thirst again...
BTW, today is Niyi's birthday. So TERC folk, show him some love on the FB. Happy birthday Niyi, you're a very special person...very very special in God's eyes. Just because of your faith and your focus on God, great things that you can't even comprehend are just waiting for you to arrive at the end of the tunnel...