Mic Jagger provided humanity with a fitting theme song when he sang, “I can’t get no satisfaction.”* If we are honest, isn’t this a tune that has matched our heart’s beat at some time in our life, if not daily? Looking for something, someone, anything that will satisfy, but left wanting something more. Our quest for contentment is in vain if we are seeking our fill from this world.
Isaiah is a book written to a nation who once closely walked with God but had forgotten his faithfulness, searched for fulfillment in other gods, and lost hope in their pursuit of things apart from Him.
Come, all you who are thirsty,come to the waters;and you who have no money,come, buy and eat!Come, buy wine and milkwithout money and without cost.Why spend money on what is not bread,and your labor on what does not satisfy?Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,and you will delight in the richest of fare.Give ear and come to me;listen, that you may live. (Isaiah 55:1-3)
This passage was written for Israel thousands of years ago, but when I read it, I feel God’s message speaking straight to me:
“Madi, are you thirsty? Are you hungry? You are dining at all the wrong tables. You are paying full-price for a meal but are scrambling for crumbs under the table when I have prepared a feast for you in the presence of your enemies. You are spending so much of your time, of yourself, on things that will never satisfy you.”
The good news? This satisfaction is available for all. It won’t cost you a thing, besides the willingness to pull up your chair. The King of Kings has already set the table, prepared the meal with you on His mind, and can’t wait to dine with you as you set your burden down.
The menu? His goodness. His love. A contentment the world cannot offer you.
May you be truly satisfied.