“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come and buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen-listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.
Full text: Isaiah 55:1-7
The water here is not found in a particular church…neither is it with some man or woman of God.
This water is the Word of God!
It is right in our hand…or on our bedside table…or gathering dust on a bookshelf in our home. Either way, the water is with us!
This scripture is an invitation to read the Word…reason with it…delight in it…and to listen to it like we have never listened before.
Because, ultimately, this Word is what will save us, transform us, and make us a blessing to others.
We are being called into communion with our compassionate God. But like the people of Israel, we refuse to hear Him.
Lent is a time for us to repent of this tendency.
For reasons best known to us, we are prone to neglect God’s Word and even God Himself.
Lent is an invitation to see Christ in the same way as the woman at the well came to see Him…as the pure, and limitless satisfaction for our thirsty souls.
Jesus said, “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.”
Whatever we are thirsty for, be it healing, money, respect, pregnancy, love, marriage…let us stop trying to find them in the limited wells of “men & women of God” and drink deep from the eternal well of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gracious Lord, by Your mercy, open my ears to hear Your voice, and hearing You, to return to You. Remove the scales from my eyes and unveil for me the wonders of Your word. Your glories are revealed in Your Word…let Your Word be my delight, and my satisfaction. Awaken in me a new sense of expectancy, believing that those who put their trust in You will never be put to shame. Glorious LORD, I thank You for Your constant call and I bless Your Holy name… Amen!