Broken Cisterns

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Passion is not something we lack.

We do not need to be told or trained to crave. Instinctively, we know what we like, and we need only the slightest nudge to act upon our impulses.

Think for a moment about all that you have thought or even said you wanted in just the past week. Big or small, what made your list? What are you willing to give in order to have it? And what do you expect to feel once the deal is done and you acquire whatever it was that struck your fancy?

Do we truly believe that power, pleasure, popularity or possession ultimately satisfies? Why is it that those who have the most of these things seem never to have enough? Could it be that – as enjoyable as they might be – the temporal trinkets of this world are actually grotesque counterfeits promising fulfillment but ever failing to deliver?

hewn cisternMy people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)

I, for one, have professed a deep longing to connect intimately with God along with a belief that He loves me more than I can imagine … and still settled for lesser, seemingly more accessible amusement. I have yet to make that concession and be glad about it afterward. Regret is always the cost of selling out.

If you’re weary of drinkin dust, I’ve got directions to a well that never runs dry.

“… Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” (John 7:37–38)

God offers us far more than we’ll ever find in this world. And while temporary things exact a huge price, God offers us Himself at His own expense. What more could we crave?

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matthew 5:6)

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