What the world needs now is love isn’t just a popular song. It’s the truth. God created in us a desire to love and to be loved. But the problem is that we look for love in all the wrong places. Instead, we should seek God’s glorious face. So we pursue all kinds of relationships and material things to fill a void inside us. But the problem with that is it only fills the void temporarily and always leaves us wanting more.
Just like in that AT&T cell phone commercial with the man and the cute kids. The man asks the kids which is better, more or less. And they all scream “more!” Then a cute little girl says, “We want more, we want more because it’s not nice to not have enough.” So inside of all of us is a desire for love. And to try to fill it with anything other than an intimate relationship with God, through His Son Jesus Christ, will leave us filling empty. Because we can’t make enough money, we can’t buy enough stuff and we can’t have enough relationships, we turn to drugs and sex. These things leave us always wanting more.
So how do I fully satisfy my hunger or desire for love? Well, remember in the Bible when the Samaritan woman meets her messiah? (John 4:7-15). As she came draw water, she met Jesus. He then asked her for a drink of water. And she replied, I’m a Samaritan woman how can you ask me for a drink? (For Jews don’t associate with Samaritans). So Jesus said if you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would’ve asked him and He would’ve given you living water. Sir, the woman said, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Are you greater than our father Jacob? Jesus answered, everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed the water I give them will become a spring of water welling up into eternal life. So she asks Jesus for this living water.
My point is that trying to satisfy our hunger for love without an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, is like a thirsty woman in a well. Sure a drink from the well will satisfy her thirst but for how long until she comes back for more? What we don’t realize in our own pursuits is that we truly thirst for God’s wonderful Love. And like the thirsty woman in the well, we too need to meet our Messiah. Don’t worry, you don’t have to clean up your act first, because God will meet you right where you are.
So come as you are and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today.
Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth this Simple Prayer of Salvation:
Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, I know I am not where I want to be and I want your forgiveness! I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for my sins.
Please wash me clean from all sin, shame and guilt. Come into my life, Jesus, to be my Lord and Savior. I ask this in your name.
If you prayed that simple prayer you just got born again. Congrats! Now it’s time to take the next step and join a local church and learn how to have an intimate relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. May God bless you.
Krystle Foster is a young aspiring Christian writer. She enjoys writing poetry, stories and articles. In 2004, she won the Editor’s Choice award from Poetry.com.