Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Oh, how my flesh longs for things that don’t satisfy. A puppy, a house, a better physique... and oh, how my soul aches for something greater.  

I have found myself in the last several months pretty discontent. Discontent with the way I look, though at times I don’t make any strides to make a change. Discontent with living in a place that I love, yet longing for a new home. Discontent with really really REALLY wanting a puppy but a husband who always says no (rightfully so. we can’t have one where we live).

At times I make these desires primary and forget so quickly how my soul thirsts for someone far greater. Jesus satisfies my soul. Not just a little bit or every once in awhile. He ultimately and completely satisfies the deepest longings and needs of my heart. I long to be known and Jesus knows me. I long to be comforted and Jesus satisfies that comfort. I long to have peace and to experience joy and in Jesus is the only place I can find those things. 

John 20:31 reminds me of the truth that we find life in Jesus...”but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” I need to hear this truth all of the time. This truth is for those who have never known Jesus and for those who do know Jesus. 

As I reflect during this Advent season on the truth that Jesus is our thirst quencher, my soul finds rest. I am reminded that Jesus is ultimately enough for me, for you, for everyone and everything. If you know Jesus or have never known Jesus...come, drink, and find life in the One who lived a life we should have lived and died a death we deserved to die, who makes us righteous before a Holy God and in whom we find hope.