Have you ever wondered if you are worthy to be pursued?!
We pursue and chase after so many things in life..our dreams, career, relationships etc..,
But have you ever come to a point in life where you’ve paused your run and and thought to yourself, “Man! I’ve chased after so many things..but am I also being pursued the way I deserve to be?” or “Am I deserving to be pursued?”
I know a girl who had to fight her way through demons since childhood!
She faced struggles and challenges as a child that many of us would dread to face even now!
She fought invisible battles that children of her age have never even heard of..!
Though that thorny path led her to her saviour, nevertheless her soul was crushed many a times and her heart was trampled upon and left to bleed!
As she grew, she was caught up in the clutches of fear! It gripped her heart❤️.. and though she was surrounded by people who loved and cherished her, deep down, there was a void in her heart!
There was this desperate longing to be HEARD and to be UNDERSTOOD and to be LOVED!
Though she looked cheerful on the outside, part of her soul felt dead!.. It was like a desolate, dry and parched land that couldn’t be quenched even by the floods of water (extravagant love shown by her dear ones)!
That is when she said, she heard a meek, tender voice that whispered in her ears ever so gently, saying,
“DRINK FROM ME!”
We see a similar incident in the Bible where Jesus meets a Samaritan woman and pretends to ask for a drink and ends up offering her one!
Then a woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink”— The Samaritan woman asked Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (For Jews have nothing to do with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew [about] God’s gift [of eternal life], and who it is who says, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him [instead], and He would have given you living water (eternal life).” Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”
John 4:7, 9-10, 13-14
In the above verses, “thirst” doesn’t mean the actual thirst for water! HE saw through her heart and knew that she had a thirst in her soul!
A thirst to be known! A thirst to be understood! A thirst to be loved! A thirst to be seen for who she really is!
Do you have such longings too? The solution is..
HIS unquenchable love!
Nobody can know you better than the maker! Nobody can feel the agony of your heart better than the one who made it! Nobody can understand you better than the one who can decipher your mind! And.. Nobody can love you more than the one who gave HIS own life for you to be saved!
We read in the Bible that the Samaritan woman whom Jesus met, had 5 failed marriages.. and she was still pursuing another man!
While others saw a sinner in her, Jesus saw the desperate unquenchable longing (thirst) in her heart that only HE (The Lord) himself can satisfy!
While others saw her weaknesses, God saw great potential in her! And HE revealed himself (as the Messiah) to her!
And.. to the wonder of wonders, this woman who was thought to be despicable by others becomes the first ever evangelist to spread the good news of Gospel in the History of mankind!
“The woman who pursued after love, was pursued with love, by Love Himself!”
Does your heart bleed in silence!? Do you fight battles that even your dear ones know nothing about!? Are you thirsty?!
“DRINK FROM HIM”
Do you feel unworthy and unloved? Do you feel like a cracked pot in the midst of honourable vessels!? Remember! You are being pursued! God needs you! Not those honourable vessels..but you! HE needs you just the way you are!
HE will quench your soul with HIS living waters and use your brokenness to manifest HIS GLORY!
It’s true that your heart is shattered in pieces..But when you pick up those pieces and give it to Jesus, HE will make you a Crown of Glory in HIS hands!
You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the Lord , And a royal diadem In the hand of your God.