A short devotional on John 4:13-14. Want to talk? Send and email to umpquaconnect@.gmail.com.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Friday, January 29, 2021
It was rated as the number two rock song of all time. And it took the Rolling Stones from just another band, to a monster band. The song? "Satisfaction"
The lyrics? You probably know them.
I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
Why was satisfaction such a huge hit? Well, songs are popular because they connect with us on an emotional level. It spoke to the hearts of people in 1965 and it still connects to us today.
Because we can still say today with Mick Jagger, "I can't get no satisfaction either, and I try and try".
It may feel funny to talk about a rock song on a podcast about the Bible. But rock and roll and the Bible may not be so different as we think.
The religion Jesus taught is about real life. In fact one day He found himself talking to a woman who couldn't get "no satisfaction". She had tried. And now probably because of her past (she had had five husbands) she was coming to the well at noon when none of the other women of the town were there.
She runs into Jesus and Jesus speaks right into her heart.
John 4:13-14 says:
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Jesus knows about satisfaction. Jesus knows about emptiness. He sees this woman trying to be satisfied by the life she is living, but always finding herself thirsty again. And He knows what she really needs is Him.
It's a great story. She gets it. You can read it there in John 4.
The world needs -- satisfaction. Not be to thirty anymore -- to be satisfied. And there is only one place to find that living water. In a relationship with Jesus. Everything else doesn't last.
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
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May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow