last night, a friend shared a question he was facing. he knew in his head that we should be ready to meet our Maker anytime and in his heart that he wants to experience life fully, he wants to fulfill his dreams. he didn’t know how to reconcile the two.
maybe i don’t know either. but one thing i’ve been learning for sometime now is satisfaction, one that could only be found in Christ.
He knows each one’s needs, each one’s shortcomings, and each one’s desires. and i am coming to learn that He is enough.
in John 4, the Lord speaks about the living water, in verse 13-14, He says…
Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
in verse 28-29, the woman even leaves her waterpot behind to tell the people of the good news.
[this encounter did not eliminate her need to draw water again. the thirst Jesus quenches is that of the soul.]
i hope that some day, we, like paul, would be able to say, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
i think i’ve got the second part down, it’s the living here and now for Christ that’s tougher.