Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Can't get no satisfaction...
Attend to him and eat what is good - thirst isn't satisfied because we think about getting up to get the bottle of water. It is satisfied because we actually uncap the bottle and drink deeply of the contents within!
Something we might just want to think about if we are without rest, seeking some form of "satisfaction" in life, and finding ourselves reciting the words of an old song of days gone by - - - "Can't get no satisfaction". The song starts out with the main reason for "no satisfaction". Do you remember them? "I can't get no satisfaction. I can't get no satisfaction. 'Cause I try and I try and I try..." Yup, as long as we just "try and try and try" we aren't resting. We are spinning! The problem with rest isn't that we don't "try" to rest - it is that we are "trying" to find, get to, ferret out, mimic, mime, or understand "rest". It isn't a thing - it is a person! We are seeking something to quench our deep thirst of soul, spirit, and emotion - it isn't a thing, it is a person. We are yearning to buy, acquire, barter for, or trade up to get something which gives peace - it isn't bought, it is received!
Can't get no satisfaction? Not able to rest? Needing something you can't quite put your finger on? Maybe what you need isn't a thing - it is Jesus! Just sayin!