I love Conecuh County sausage for breakfast. I cut it up into small slices like fat nickels and fry it. Then I put the sausage out onto a paper towel or napkin to drain them. But this morning, I couldn’t find the paper towels or napkins. I looked in the cupboard and in the laundry room and under the sink. I truly looked, but I couldn’t find them. So I drained my sausage on a piece of Xerox paper. I thought it was pretty clever, even if it were a poor substitute. When Virginia got up I asked her where the napkins were, and she stepped about two feet from the stove and picked them up off the counter. The napkins were literally less than two feet from where I was frying sausage. So many of us are looking for something to deeply satisfy our longings for love and purpose and acceptance, and we search without finding it. We are looking at someone “other” than our spouse – thinking love is with someone else. We looking at “other” jobs – thinking fulfillment is at another company. We look at our neighbors’ possessions and think, “If I only had a little more, I would be content.” We try poor substitutes, we look in “all the wrong places,” while all the while, the One Who satisfies is right in front of our nose. Jesus is living water and when we drink from the well of living water, we will never be thirsty again. That’s a powerful cup of water.
– Dr Tim Thompson