Perhaps our human nature’s tendency is to resolve a void by grasping for more.
At times, the thirst seems unsatiable. It’s as if we have traveled a long journey in the heat of Summer. The craving for relief of a dry mouth and dehydrated body spirals as our eyes catch a glimpse of water. We don’t just splash a bit on the face or sipped. The cool liquid is gulped. A mere swallow morphs into a nonstop flow down the throat. In the end, the flood of water is too much; the body would have benefited by a more intentional stroll. Co
What if a pause for refreshment and stillness on the journey would prevent the desire for more?
In our thirsty state, the body, soul, and mind become vulnerable to anything that can quench the unfulfilled state. Newer technology. Bigger portions. Culturally Iconic clothing. Expensive cars. Prized seats at a sports venue. Big House. Promotion. Activity at a popular church.
More does not equal abundance.
Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10). He comes to give; not take. Anything else we crave or accumulate in order to feel satiated will leave us feeling empty.
Ironic, isn’t it?
Jesus exhorts: “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” (John 7:37)
What is your “more?”
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