Okay, so it’s April but where is Spring. The flowers seem to know when it is safe to peek out of the ground. But with as cold as it is at night still, I would be cowering under the leaves. We lost our heat two nights ago and are supposed to have it fixed today, but desperate times call for desperate measures. So here I am, out in my kitchen, with the oven on, and the oven door open. There is a fan blowing the warm air right onto my back and it feels amazing. It was a rough night’s sleep again, even under two covers. I needed to be as close to the source of heat as possible. And have you ever noticed how the flowers and trees bend, even twist and turn to reach out of the shade and into the Sun. I have three precious Orchids in my room at a window. When I placed them there about a month ago, their blooms were facing me, now they have twisted their own stems and turned their blooms to face the window. It is amazing how God has built the need to be close to the source of heat, love and light into all of Nature. He has built it into our very nature as well. We yearn for the God who made us, too often we try to fill these yearnings with artificial things, counterfeits, and fakes. They never satisfy or quench our thirsts. They leave us empty and pining for more; craving,reaching grasping for more.
I woke up kinda sad the other day, I e-mailed a friend, then I sat down with God. I sat with Him in His Word, I visited with Him and He with me. When I saw the friend later in the week, she asked how I was, and referred to the e-mail. I didn’t even remember sending it. God had filled me, satisfied me with Himself. Only God is the source of all good things, all satisfying things.
“So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us His True Word. and we, out of all creation, became His prized possession.” (James 1:16-18) NLT
And so Beloved, choose to turn to the Source of all good things, God Himself. Until you do, you will be twisting, reaching, and grasping; but never satisfied.