As the deer pants for streams of water,
…my soul thirsts for God.
„… My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When can I go and
meet with God?
My tears have been my food
day and night. . .
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Put your hope in God;
for I will yet praise Him,
my Saviour and my God.”
Man is not made for being alone. Solitary confinement and isolation is one of the worst punishments for us. It drives us crazy. Sometimes, when I haven’t seen a person for a long time, I go shopping. There are people out there! I do not need to talk to them for hours, but after shopping I feel much, much better. It’s even better when you have a loved one at home with whom you get on well. Or friends with whom you can exchange private thoughts. Or brothers and sisters with whom you can sing and pray together. Oh, how good that feels
But everything is more or less only superficial. Even if a relationship is very, very deep, there is no such thing as total union or harmony. We cannot even fully understand ourselves. We cannot penetrate to the deepest depths, how could we understand another person completely?
But this longing is within us: harmony to the deepest depths. And that is why our God is there. Our longing remains unquenched until we get to know Him and He is allowed to take possession of us. HE comes within us, dwells in our heart, understands it to the deepest depths and satisfies the longing. Together with Him there is no loneliness; HE satisfies the desire.
That is why it is such an indescribable joy when a person finally comes to Jesus and Jesus fills Him. This joy is like dynamite that breaks all rules. Finally fulfillment, finally harmony, finally peace, finally!
Thank You Jesus, in You I find the fulfilment of all my longing. How good that You are so close to me, yes, even dwelling in me! Thank You for Your closeness, Your understanding, Your patience! You are wonderful!