Drink Deeply

What do you need in life?  Really need?

     06192011

Isaiah 55:1-9

The Lord’s Invitation

55 If you are thirsty,
come and drink water!

If you don’t have any money,
come, eat what you want!

Drink wine and milk
without paying a cent.

Why waste your money
on what really isn’t food?
Why work hard for something
that doesn’t satisfy?
Listen carefully to me,
and you will enjoy
the very best foods.

Pay close attention!
Come to me and live.
I will promise you
the eternal love and loyalty
that I promised David.
I made him the leader and ruler
of the nations;
he was my witness to them.
You will call out to nations
you have never known.
And they have never known you,
but they will come running
because I am the Lord,
the holy God of Israel,
and I have honored you.

God’s Words Are Powerful

Turn to the Lord!
He can still be found.
Call out to God! He is near.
Give up your crooked ways
and your evil thoughts.
Return to the Lord our God.
He will be merciful
and forgive your sins.

The Lord says:
“My thoughts and my ways
are not like yours.
Just as the heavens
are higher than the earth,
my thoughts and my ways
are higher than yours.

This is such a beautiful passage.  Probably best to be drunk in (sorry no pun intended), rather than explained.

Just three thoughts:

God invites us to come, to come and receive what we need.  Water, food, milk, wine – all things that were vital, part of everyday life to the people.

We are warned not to waste time, money and efforts on things that don’t really satisfy, but to listen carefully to God – and then we will enjoy the best.

God can be found, he is near – call out to him.

Lord,

I am thirsty,

parched,

dry.

I come to you

and drink deeply,

of the water you supply.

Refreshment,

cleansing,

restoring,

life-giving

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