Have you ever driven to a movie theater and given yourself a huge pep talk about how you are not going to cave in and buy the popcorn? After all, you really are not hungry, and you know that you do not need the extra calories.
You totally convince yourself that you are strong, fortified like a knight for battle, and then you walk through the door of the theater.
And then it hits you.
The smell of freshly popped popcorn, wafting through the air, finds its way to you. Your senses are overwhelmed…and before you know it, you are standing in front of the concession counter. Moments later, you walk away, gently cradling this bag of wondrous delight with your hands.
This week we continue the sermon series, “Love Speaks.” As we examine Jesus’ words of love spoken from the Cross, we find a glimpse of his longing, of his humanity: “I Thirst.”
This Lenten season I invite you to listen to the longing of your soul that can only be filled through Jesus, the Bread of Life and the Living Water. He is ready to renew us and He invites us to simply come and be refreshed through His Spirit.
May this prayer offered by Nancy Spielberg, author of “Bibles and Buckets” richly bless you:
“Lord, I crawled across the bareness to you with my empty cup, uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better. I’d have come running with a bucket.”
Pastor Cathy Johns