I am not thirsting for material things, not for gods of this earth. No shopping will quench the thirsts that I have right now. But my LIVING God will.
The writer of this psalm got it. He knew the idols of that day were not going to cut it. And he asks, “When shall I come and behold.” Notice that? Not when will God come. But when will I come. The writer realized he needed to make that first step, place the order, let God know of his need. And then God will come and quench that thirst, because that’s what He does. Because He is living and breathing and can actually do things. Material things and idols of earthly materials can’t do one single thing that will actually satisfy in any meaningful way. We have to be able to interact.
So my next step is finding people to interact with: a small group, a book club, art friends to paint with. Time when I can come to a place, invite God to join us, and behold His grace and glory.
That God, He is so stinking smart and right all the time!