Communion Meditation — Satisfying our Deep Thirst — Psalm 63:1,5

We have an Invitation to Quench our Thirst – Psalm 63:1,5


As I closed doors at the end of a school day I observed a trash can that I would need to set out for the custodian.  The can that was empty at the beginning of the day was now full of empty water bottles, drink containers, and an AMP energy drink can.  The divinity school students had been thirsty.


We get thirsty. Thirst is a sensation that keeps coming back.  Sometime we don’t know what is making us thirsty.  Other times we don’t know what will quench our thirst.


The Psalmist knew both.  He knew that the world was making him weary and thirsty.  He also knew that God would satisfy his inner thirst.  In Psalm 63:1 the Psalmist says, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is  no water.”  The world made him thirsty, and nothing but God would satisfy his thirst.  He returns to the thought of finding satisfaction in God in verse 5, and says, “My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”

At the Lord’s Table the Lord invites us to eat and drink.  Here we can spiritually drink in God to meet our deep thirst.

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