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One of my memories of spending a few very hot days in August in Paris is of there being people appearing all over with cases of water to sell – often sat in buckets of water in an attempt to keep them cool – and we were very grateful to find them!
God issues to his thirsty, hungry people an invitation:
“Come, all of you who are thirsty.
Come and drink the water I offer to you.
You who do not have any money, come.
Buy and eat the grain I give you.
Come and buy wine and milk.
You will not have to pay anything for it. (Isaiah 55:1)
And what a beautiful invitation it is, to come to God and have our needs met. We don’t need money (which you need plenty of to buy water in Paris!), you just need to come.
God promises, not things that money can buy, but what it can’t, true refreshment from him.
Coming to God is not a waste of money, or an unsatisfying experience. In him we will find what we personally need, a tailor-made recipe.
God invites us to quench our thirst in him, to let him restore us as we need.
God invites you to come, will you accept his invitation?
Thank you Lord
for your invitation to come,
to bring to you my thirst and my hunger,
and allow you to meet my needs.
that you fill me with those things
that money does not buy,
you refresh me,
and restore me.
I come and drink
of all that you are