In 2 Peter 2:17 Peter talks about “springs without water.” He is talking about people or things that promise satisfaction and contentment but in reality, they have nothing sustaining or satisfying to offer. They only offer an empty lie.
As we celebrated his death and resurrection last week during Easter, we were told again and again about the great sacrifice that Christ made for us. I kept being drawn to the detail that we needed to be saved. He didn’t die without reason, but rather for a purpose — there was a great need for his sacrifice, we needed to be saved because we were lost and dying! We were lost. He came to find us, and save us.
We were — or maybe still are — chasing springs without water; looking for satisfaction in empty places.
Clarity about why we’re on this earth
A more appealing reality
An easier life
A better marriage
A more satisfying job
A better wardrobe
Someone to love us
Someone to love
Someone to give us purpose
Something to satisfy
These things, they have no water, no lasting satisfaction, no promise of contentment. Yes, they may make us feel better for a little while. But after that time passes, we are empty and chasing again.
We are in need of a Savior. Nothing and no one can touch the fulfillment and thirst quenching power of Christ in our lives. I promise you that.
What waterless springs are you chasing today?
Perhaps you need only look up — to the one true satisfying Savior.