Lenten Devotion – Fill My Cup, Lord
Sunday, March 19
Fill My Cup, Lord
Chalice Hymnal No. 351
Have you ever wanted something to eat but couldn’t quite make up your mind what you wanted? You look in the refrigerator – or on the menu – make a selection, but afterwards, either your appetite or your taste buds are not satisfied. What you really wanted remains an unanswered question, so you just go on with other tasks or responsibilities that regularly demand your attention.
Some of us head to college, not knowing what to major in, just certain that we want a degree; so we keep changing majors. Some of us want a job but we can’t figure out what we want to do for a living, so we take a job that pays well but we dread going to work. Some of us – like the Samaritan woman – want a partner but we don’t really know what we are looking for in a mate. We may just be in love with love or afraid of being alone. We settle for temporary fixes. It’s not bad. After all, the other segments of our lives are pretty stable.
Overall, you do pretty well assessing your own life; but sometimes it takes someone else – a friend or maybe, as with the Samaritan woman, even a stranger – to point out that there’s a missing piece in your life’s puzzle.
Like the woman at the well I was seeking for things that could not satisfy…
In John 4:5-26, Jesus sat by the well to rest. The Samaritan woman was busy, fulfilling one of her daily responsibilities, but that day, she received much more than water from the well. Her life from that encounter forward was enhanced because a relationship with Jesus began.
…and then I heard my Savior speaking: “Draw from my well that never shall run dry.”
Prayer: Lord, during this time of reflection, may I unplug from the world a few more minutes each day to be still and appreciate the joy of being in your presence. In the stillness, let my mind put everything else “on hold” while I draw closer to you as you “fill my cup” with your plan for my life.
There are millions in this world who are craving the pleasure earthly things afford; but none can match the wondrous treasure that I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
– Valeria Foster