Ho, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
listen, so that you may live.
I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
See, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
See, you shall call nations that you do not know,
and nations that do not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you. ~ Isaiah 55:1-5
God wants us to be satisfied.
How well do we live up to that?
It feels to me like many of us - and I definitely include myself in this - find satisfaction ellusive. We live in a culture where "more" is the word. More money, more power, more food, more drink, more beauty.
And oftentimes our "more," isn't really the good stuff. It isn't necessarily quality stuff.
When I was first starting out in my first career after college, I shopped all the time for work clothes. I got more than I needed - and was so proud of myself for how little I spent on each item.
Of course it all added up.
When I started dating my eventual husband, he took me shopping and persuaded me to buy a suit at Ann Taylor that cost $100 (a lot of money for me 30 years ago!) I was scandalized at paying that amount, but I did.
And wore that suit for years, while all of the cheaper suits I bought barely lasted at all.
God wants us to be truly satisfied. To have the good stuff. The quality stuff. The stuff that lasts.
The life that lasts.
The love that lasts.'
Help me to grab onto the satisfaction that only you can offer, Lord. Amen