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Thirsty For More

 

Ash Wednesday brings memories of being in school and seeing some of my classmates with ashes on their foreheads. I did not understand Lent back then. I dare say I am only just beginning to grasp its meaning today.

Lent is a time of reflection.

A time of looking within and asking questions.

Do I really thirst to know Him?

Am I really moving closer to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ Who loves me so much?

And if not, what is blocking that?

Our fast spinning world seems to work against people having time and quiet to think.

It is all too easy to move from Valentines candy to Easter baskets before we pull out the Christmas tree again. Our souls are thirsty for more.

We were made for more than this.

But how do we satisfy this thirst? How do we get on a life-giving satisfying path?

“Come onto Me.” (Matt. 11:28)

“He that believeth in Me…” (John 7:38)

“shall never thirst.”(John 4:14)

Only as we make time for knowing Him and growing spiritually will we discover our thirst quenched and our souls becoming vibrant with life.

Time. More time?

No, we all have only 24 hours each day. I think it’s more about learning how to spend that time.  Choosing to slow down and letting ourselves draw close to the One Who loves us.

Are you thirsty for more?

Draw close to the Living Water and you will thirst no more.

Water.

One choice in the right direction changes everything.

Surround yourself with water and let that be a tangible sign.

Dr. Pepper can’t do it. Mountain Dew? No way. Coke? Pepsi?

Let it all go. Don’t let anything take the place of Water in your life.

 Water.

Be thirsty no more.

 

Always Hope

 

Like a race, my life is lived one step at a time. Feet hitting pavement. Breathing in, breathing out.  Miles pass as I keep running and running.

The race is long. I often get weary, don’t you?

My eyes scan the sides of the rode longing for water. But there is none.

Keep running, I tell myself.

You can do it.

Life twists and turns. Uphill and down. Not that many down hills it seems. Certainly lots of long, winding uphills.

Thirsty for water.

Or the band to play my favorite march.

Where, oh where is the cheering crowd?
I look around but there is no one to be seen.

I’m so tired I could just drop. Right here. Right now.

But there are more miles to run.

I remember that there are others running with me. Running their races.

Trying to pace themselves. Determined to finish strong.

And then I see one running with me. His stride matches mine. Perfectly.

I feel my body relax just knowing that I have a companion.

Loneliness can be a heavy burden.

He passes me a cup of water. Wonder where he got that from?

I bring it to my mouth and gulp the water. Splashing it all over my hand and down on the pavement.

It is so good. So cool and satisfying as I swallow it.

And then I look up. My companion is gone. I squint my eyes longing to see him again.

But I can’t.

One foot after another pounding the pavement. But I am stronger now.

Refreshed and encouraged and I remember those words.

‘Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ (Gal. 6:9)

Always hope. Always hope.

Run well today.