Search for Significance
Perhaps few people care to admit it, but beneath our superficial cravings and life ambitions is to be found a need for significance; the need to be known, to be loved and to be valued. This search for significance is expressed through our desiring to be given recognition (sometimes beyond proportion) and to engage in relationships with people whom we view as significant others.
More often than not, these sources of significance leave us wanting. The ultimate desire for significance is found unmet, the thirst unsatiated. Everything the world has to offer can only serve to further intensify a desire that has been but momentarily satisfied, only to find the longing still there, but each time in deeper measure. Temporal gratifications leave us high and dry.
The thirsty heart is invited by Christ to come and find life and significance in Him, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me... streams of living water will flow from within him."
Jesus calls us to life in Him. We are to acknowledge the hunger, not deny it, but at the same time to seek fullness in the Source that fills it. Those who wonder how it must be like to not thirst ever again, these should drink from the spring of living water, the well of life. And never want again.
Peace, be still. Christ comes to feed the one who seeks and asks.
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