Being There

Not as majestic as being there

I can describe music,
but it is nothing without the hearing.

I can explain a beautiful mountain scene
but it is not the same as hiking to the top and being there.

I can read about the great banquet,
but knowledge falls far short of sitting at God’s table and tasting.

I can talk about joy,
but only by putting my hope in Jesus does it take wing.

We fool ourselves into being satisfied with hollow words,
instead of plunging into God’s love and living in Him.

Come, all who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55:1-2

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and believes in Me will never be thirsty.”  John 6:35

I can hear about “Living Water,” and the “Bread of life, but until you drink from God’s well of salvation it remains merely words.

So, how does one drink and eat?

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” John 4:10

So ask, and believe,
by faith you receive.