Yearning

Yearning

Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 42:2

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?”

So, how thirsty are you?

I think about how often we hear things like

  • I can’t wait to…
  • I’m dying to…
  • If it doesn’t happen, I don’t know what I’m going to do…

I especially here things like that on the lips of the young people in my congregation.

There is a hunger; a thirst for excitement; new experiences; drama – anything but, God forbid, something boring!

Come to think of it, maybe that’s why a lot of young people aren’t coming to church anymore.  Unless it offers flashy visual effects and an opportunity to text responses during worship – well, it doesn’t quite cut it.

But I’m showing my age.

So, let me get back on topic…

How thirsty are you?  Not just for drama – but for the living God?

The Psalmist wrote with not just anticipation, but passion, about that very possibility.

And when we can approach our faith with at least a little of that anticipatory passion – we open ourselves to a truly dramatic experience with our Maker.

Encountering God shouldn’t be something we do because we have to do it.  It shouldn’t be something we do out of routine, much less obligation.  And it certainly shouldn’t be, God forbid, boring.

So, how about it?  How thirsty are you?  Thirsty, that is, for encountering God in some fresh, new, dramatic way?

I hope you just can’t wait for a good, tall, drink of that.

Prayer: Lord, fill my heart with your loving guidance; fill my life with – you.  AMEN.

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