EMPTY BUT FILLED
“You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep.
Where can you get this living water?”
Have you come to a season of drought in your life? Ever felt like nothing springs up, felt like you’ve lost it all? You’re trying to water down the road, wishing rain would fall from above to quench your thirst, but nothing comes, you’re empty.
There will be moments in our lives, when we feel like nothing is left of us. We may feel like all that we seem to hope for has been swept by the wind. We realize that we are trapped in this world that simply demands too much. You ask yourself, what else can I give? I have nothing left. I am poured out, I’ve given my all, but it seems like what I have will never be suffice.
Well, there is some truth in this. We will never have enough in this world. The things of this world -money, possessions, accomplishments, title and people, will all come and go. Because of sin, life on earth is temporary. It is natural. This is something human strength and ability can not alter. If we place our heart and soul on things that will fade away, once they go, we will be left hanging, with nothing.
There are times, that God would intentionally move his hand to remove things in our lives that may have already taken His place. Surely, this world can provide us temporal satisfaction. But God, with His generous, merciful and loving nature, offers us more than just crumbs on the floor. He offers us satisfaction that lasts. He provides something this world can not offer.
In the story of the Samaritan’s encounter with Jesus in John 4, the Samaritan woman was surprised that Jesus, a Jew would ask her for a drink. It is not common for Jews and Samaritans to do anything with one another. When Jesus asked her for a drink, the Samaritan was disturbed from what she has heard.
“Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.
You may think that your well has run dry and you’re down to the last few drops, but wait, Jesus tells you to give the bucket and rope to him. He will fill your empty cup ’till your overflowing. Jesus did not pour out his life on the cross for a temporal buzz in history. He conquered death to prove that the life he offers goes beyond life on earth. He offered himself to us, to satisfy our empty souls while we are here on earth, ’till we kiss eternity with Him.
Jesus is our only satisfaction. He is better than life. In Him we lack no good thing!