Mom! I’m thirsty!!

January 19, 2011

“Mom!” I’m thirsty!”  comes a small voice from the backseat.  We are racing down the road, late as usual, so I counter back with, “Swallow some spit!”  Silence for a moment and then the small voice pipes back up again with, “What?  How is that gonna help?”  I chuckle and think back to my childhood when I was the one in the backseat whining that I was dying of thirst and wondering the same thing when my Dad’s solution was to “swallow some spit”.  Of course I tried it (as did my kids) to see if it would quench my thirst.  As a child I thought it might work – I mean spit is kinda like water so maybe it would help.  After a few times of trying it I realized I was still thirsty – spit just wasn’t the same thing as a REAL drink of water.

Sometimes we think we will fill a void or stop pain in our lives with a fix of our own. We have a plan and think we don’t need God. Maybe we think that a big house, a nice car and lots of money will make us happy.  Maybe we try using food, TV, and other distractions to forget about our problems for a while and pretend that they don’t exist.  However, these things will only temporarily make us happy because although they seem like what we thirst for, nothing is as satisfying as a relationship with God.   God offers us living water that we may thirst no more.  So when you are down and things seem hopeless, know that God is right there waiting to offer you the love that you thirst for.

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us ~ Romans 5:3-5

Let God pour his love into your heart so that your thirst may be quenched and you will never be thirsty again.

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