Scripture

Psalm 63:1-5

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Reflection

God made us in God’s image. We were created to connect to God, to the Divine. But God also gave us the great gift of free will. We can choose to love God, hate God, believe in God, or ignore God altogether. We have the complete freedom to choose. Yet, there is a yearning, an urgency to seek after God, to know God, to connect with the divine in God and through God. We can ignore that urging, try to avoid it, look for substitutes, or run the other way. However we choose to respond to this yearning, we will only find peace when it is God whom we find.

Fortunately, the yearning never goes away, so even if we try to fill the void some other way, emptiness, fear, and darkness will leave us wanting. And somehow, in the darkest moments, we will still be drawn to seek for God.

Is there a void in your life? A wanting for something more? Are you sensing a hole in your life, as if something is missing? Let me direct your gaze upward, to God, to the life of Christ. This is what your heart seeks, it’s wired into you and will remain an unquenched thirst until you connect with your Creator. Ask God to fill the void, to guide your thoughts actions and words toward God’s grace.

Prayer

Dear Lord, thank you for loving me so. Thank you for giving me the kingdom, allowing me to play a part in your great love and grace. Remind me that life is about more than the daily necessities, and show me what it looks like to see your kingdom. Give me courage to follow you each day. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.