Psalm 107:9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
I read this verse this morning and just giggled. I thought of my two boys who seem to be perpetually hungry. It's nuts. They are constantly standing in front of either the pantry or the refrigerator with the door open waiting for something to jump out and say "EAT ME!"
Still I know, there is some thing sneaky about this hunger! Because when I pick them up from school and we drive past KFC...the are starving! At times to the point of tears, tragic I know..... BUT then when we get home, they somehow forget, distracted by Legos, Nerf bullets and Webkinz. The urgency of their hunger seems to subside for a while. Interesting....
So let's take a look at this verse:
He - God, not the government, not the programs, not my good performance "HE ALONE"
Satisfies and fills - Mmmmm that makes me think of Malt 'O Meal and mashed potatoes :) Something that warms you on the inside and stays with you for a while. Something that brings a stop to the constant searching. Rest.
The hungry and the thirsty - The needy, that's me! I need fellowship, I need companionship. I crave that full feeling! But just like my kiddos...I'm easily distracted. Laundry, work, finances. Sometimes I'm the hungry one on the way home...but I sit down in front of my computer - HELLO - an hour later I've forgotten about my hunger. But I'm still empty.
With good things - Not KFC! Home-cooked, made from scratch meals! :) Relationships. Unsolicited hugs and kisses....those are good things! Sunsets. Cool breezes. Shared-lives. Light, life, hope, truth! Jesus.
I guess I'm just thinking about maintaining a healthy appetite, managing the distractions of life and slowing down to allow the good things all around me to to really satisfy. Slowing down...that must be a key! Right? Savor every bite of life today! Taste and see! Oh, that's a different Psalm:
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
They lack no good thing because He fills them with good things!