May 2009


This chorus has been running through  my head since I woke this morning at 4:55am.  I think God is trying to get my attention.  I am not an especially musical person–I can’t play any instruments and I can barely carry a tune in a bucket, yet, I wake many mornings literally singing to My God.  The songs are usually something from Sunday worship, sometimes they are something that I’ve heard on the radio (thank you KLOVE), but they are all worship songs.  Today I think God is trying to remind me that HE found me…not the other way around as I sometime like to think.  The refrain goes on to say that Jesus satisfies all my longings.  I struggle with that. Not the fact that Jesus satisfies but the actual reality of it.  I keep trying to find satisfaction in my life; through my children and  my marriage and  books and food and a clean house–the list goes on.  Yet, none of that really, truly satisfies.  Only Jesus satisfies. Daily. And I believe that the sooner I honestly take that to heart the more joy and peace I’ll experience  throughout my day.  So for today I’ll keep singing “Hallelujah! He has found me!…Jesus satisfies all my longings”   and maybe just maybe it will sink in.

Here is the hymn in its entirety (original version):

Satisfied(1875)

Words by Clara T. Williams, music by Ralph E. Hudson.

1.
All my life I had a longing
For a drink from some clear spring,
That I hoped would quench the burning
Of the thirst I felt within.

Refrain
Hallelujah! I have found Him
Whom my soul so long has craved!
Jesus satisfies my longings,
Through His blood I now am saved.

2.
Feeding on the husks around me,
Till my strength was almost gone,
Longed my soul for something better,
Only still to hunger on.

Refrain

3.
Poor I was, and sought for riches,
Something that would satisfy,
But the dust I gathered round me
Only mocked my soul’s sad cry.

Refrain

4.
Well of water, ever springing,
Bread of life so rich and free,
Untold wealth that never faileth,
My Redeemer is to me.

Refrain

Coram Deo,

Lola