Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Isaiah 55:1 (NIV)
Isaiah sees thirst and hunger satisfying abundance for all, free of cost. The price was paid for it by Jesus’ life given for us. Yet our thirst and hunger are not satisfied if we drink and feed from another source.
When we come to drink and eat what He provides, we are transformed, our needs are met. Then we become like the Jesus who had pity on humanity.
His sympathy becomes our actions as we practically give to others. We will care about the injustices faced by people, their lack of food, water and shelter and access to life-sustaining essentials.
Let’s feast on God’s life-transforming provision. Changed, we are better givers – generous toward others in word and deed. If we don’t come to him, we are poor and empty shells with nothing of worth to share with the needy.
God satisfies us to become his agents when we have been to his well. Come, and then give!
This is the fourth in the “End Hunger and Achieve Food and Water Security” series of blog posts on our Journey to Palpable Kingdom Presence and is prepared by our good friend, Kathi Cohen. Kathi and her husband, David, are based in the Blue Mountains of Australia. A passion for Christian service has motivated ministry all their lives and their love for the Church helps them to encourage others to see their ministries mature and better reflect the great reconciler we follow, Jesus Christ.