Have you ever gotten your mind set on a particular thing you wanted? Like your favorite drink, perhaps an ice cold Coke. So you place your order. Your taste buds are ready. You picture the frost on the glass. It’s almost too cold to hold, and the taste, oh the taste, but when you receive your drink its cola, not what you wanted at all. But you try it anyway, only to realize, after drinking the entire glass, just as you swallow the last drop, you’re still not satisfied. What you wanted and what you received were totally different. You requested the real thing but received a fake, an imitation an imposter. Oh the disappointment you feel when hopes are at an all time high only to be dropped to an all time low in an instant.
All too often we search for satisfaction in something but most often we look for it in someone. Time after time we find ourselves disappointed when we learn the truth. They cannot deliver what we are looking for.
It may look the part wrapped up just like we like it. It may even act the part. They know just the right words to say, and when to say them. But when reality sets in, it is found to be like the cola — not satisfying at all.
But there is one who can satisfy right down to your soul. If you’re thirsty, He says, “If anyone thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
If you’re hungry, He is the bread of life: he that cometh to Him shall never hunger. And you don’t have to worry about being disappointed because His word cannot return to Him void.
He always does just as He says, He cannot lie. When you encounter Him, your search comes to an end. You won’t have to find another. He’s the real thing, often imitated but never to be duplicated. You don’t have to wait for Him to come. He’s is always in the present. The Omniscient, Almighty, All Powerful God, Jesus! He’s The Real Thing!