It’s been a weird feeling over the past week to not even want to post because I’ve been ill; believe me, that rarely happens.
There’s still congestion in my head and chest, but God has seen to my right mind coming back after a few days’ bout with fever (which always stinks); it’s given me unprecedented, renewed appreciation for WATER. Simple, refreshing, living-giving, hydrating W A T E R. The only thing that truly quenches our body’s thirst.
Ain’t that just like Jesus?
Let’s face it, friends, that parallel is timeless and awesome. JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WHO QUENCHES EVERY THIRST.
I’ve been pretty thirsty over the years, and I’m not alone, I know. All those substitutions we look to and count on to transform our lives by shoving them into the “Jesus” hole in us… unbelievable.
What I Believe
Some folks believe God created everyone with a hole in them that only He can fill. I don’t believe that.
I believe God created us all in perfect condition… Adam and Eve were filled by God and His Presence, completely; that’s what I believe. Then came the enemy and temptation and mankind’s acceptance of sin’s deadly invitation…
I believe sin ripped a hole into what was once God’s perfect creation. Think about it – there are no voids or failures in God or in His works, ever. God didn’t create the sin principle in us, and God didn’t create that hole – sin did. Mankind’s agreement with satan ripped that gaping maw into our fiber when we threw God out as our one and only Source, Supply, and Answer – and our loving God has been trying to heal us of evil deeds and refill that hole with Himself through reconciliation in Christ, ever since.
That’s what I believe.
All Good Things
So Christ has quenched my thirst this week, in spirit and in body, by bringing me back to good health and to my right mind in Him – devoid of feverish attacks and incoherence. Everybody – especially writers – deeply appreciates clear thinking. I know I do.
So thank You, dear Abba, for filling the hole in me. Thank You for water and sunshine and rain and cool night breezes and warm blankets in winter. Thank You for filling every hole and every need and every desire of our hearts turned solemnly and righteously to You. Thank You that You are always and only the Father of Good Things.