Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thirsty Thursday

It has been an introspective day today...I'm wondering...
What are you thirsting for? Are you lonely; discouraged; fearful; doubtful?

Do you crave knowledge...wisdom...peace...contentment...maybe a sense of belonging? Not sure?

" On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ”—John 7:37-38

I often wonder if some people see the truth in front of them but are afraid to embrace it...or do they feel that it just couldn't be that in the Lord and be forgiven? Eternal life, a free gift? Could it really be that simple?
Yet God has spoken it over and over again in His word. He will quench our thirst for peace. He will forgive even our greatest sin. Believe in Him and 'out of your heart will flow rivers of living water.'

The Entire Time (written by Lorraine Brown/copyright 2007)

The entire time, the truth was right in front of you,
but you couldn't see it cuz you were looking

for a new age point of view.
the entire time, the truth stood ground

and looked you in the eyes,
but you couldn't see it 'cuz you found

more comfort in a variety of lies.
The entire time, the truth was waiting patiently

to lead you to paradise,
But you couldn't see it 'cuz you were in too deep

and already paid a price.
The entire time, the truth reached out to carry you back home,
but you couldn't see it cuz you lost your compass and felt the need to roam.
The entire time, the truth was knocking

on the door to your broken heart,
but you couldn't feel it 'cuz a spirit forged inside of you

was pulling you apart.
The entire time, the truth was crying out for you

to listen to its plea,
but you couldn't hear it, because some teacher sold you

his new philosophy.
The entire time, the truth was begging you to return,
but you couldn't hear it cuz you were convinced that there was more to learn.
The entire time, the truth was offering you the gift of sight,
but you put your trust in new inventions

with modern ways pretending to be light.
The entire time, the truth was there - centuries old yet still the same today,
but you can't grasp it cuz the new age movement led your heart astray.
The entire time, the truth was telling you of the master's plan,
but you couldn't hear nor see nor feel it

and you could not understand.
The entire time - and you remain a lost and broken soul--
bith no compass to lead you home, and nowhere else to go!
Yet the truth stands firm and the truth is giving you

another chance to see,
bhat the one and only Jesus is your path to eternity.
So the truth stands here, telling you that all you need to do,
is accept the one who gave his life before he rose again for you.
Will you finally realize that truth can't be replaced,
and "new age" is an age-old lie concealed by a modern face?
Will you finally allow the truth to quench your thirsty soul?
and rejoice in the truth when from your heart, living water flows!

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