Well, here’s the good news: God has not left us to suffer in our ill-fated efforts to find satisfaction. Instead, He has intervened and found a solution for us. He has given us His son, Jesus Christ, in whom we can finally find true contentment.
“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
Jesus was talking to a woman who had come to a well to draw water, using a metaphor that still rings true today. The water, like everything else in this life, will only offer fleeting satiation. Before long, like the woman at the well, we’d have to draw more water – or find something else to tickle our desire for fulfilment.
But while everything we see on social media will only offer a momentary rush, in Jesus we can attain everlasting fulfillment. This is possible because of who Jesus is: God Himself, who created us and loves us. Think about the joy and happiness we find in our relationships with our family or friends. As good as they might be, they’re inevitably fraught with disappointment. But how about a relationship with the God of the universe? Because He created us, and knows us intimately, He also knows best how to give us the satisfaction we crave. It’s by seeking Him out that we will come into ultimate contentment; now that sounds like a real #lifegoal.