“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:9
This morning as I was reading Psalm 107, my mind wandered to the box of See’s candy that I had stowed away at work, while the lyrics of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” floated through my head.
I started to think about someone, really anyone, who was cold and hungry and dirty and weary – what would it be like for this person to be brought inside before a warm fire, to be fed sweet chocolates, to be loved and taken care of?
We all love to hear stories about people who are destitute and later become loved and cared for. Many popular movies have been centered around this very theme. “Oliver,” “The Little Princess,” “Pretty Woman,” “My Fair Lady” – all of these stories have central characters who were brought out of desperate situations and transformed by the love and care of someone else.
It is no wonder that these stories are so popular; we have all longed for this. We have all longed for someone to find us, to care for us, and to transform us into something beautiful. But, do we realize that this is something that God also longs for? That He longs to do this for us?
Just like in the parable of the prodigal son, God actively waits for us to come to Him. He longs to embrace us, to clothe us, to celebrate with us, and to satisfy us with good things.
Lord, I thank you that you sought me out when I was in slavery to sin. You purchased me with the price of your own blood. You have cleansed me and clothed me. You have filled me up with good things. You love me.