large, deep, eternal beings

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We are large, deep, eternal beings, and only something larger and deeper and more eternal will satisfy the questions in our souls.

(Hannah Anderson, Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image)

O eternal being, earth-locked for now, but someday to live with your Lord in heaven, why do you seek satisfaction from the small and the shallow? Have you forgotten that you are meant for more? Have you forgotten that only God gives Life? Have you forgotten that all other props disappoint?

But He never disappoints. The Life God gives is lavished with extravagant love. The Life He means for you is fashioned for a large, deep, eternal being, filled with things better than the mere shallow or small.

If you’re stumbling along in the shallows, glutting yourself with temporal, instant gratification, remember His words to you:

“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
    hear, that your soul may live;”

Your thirst quenches, your soul’s questions are answered, and deep satisfaction is found only as you go to Jesus. Nowhere else. No one else.

“Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.”

(Isaiah 55:2-3, 55:1)

Today, turn to Him. Today, that your soul may live, go to Jesus, who paid the price of your freedom. Do not depend on your money or your labor. You were made for more! Go! Go to Jesus. Full of pity and love and power, He stands ready to save you.

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power.

 (Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy, Joseph Hart, 1759)

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About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and currently work at two jobs for which I'm very grateful -- part-time at my kids' school, and as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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