Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6 NIV
The Great Lakes — Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario — and their connecting channels form the largest fresh surface water system on earth. They cover more than 94,000 square miles and are filled with an estimated six quadrillion gallons of water – about one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water supply and one-tenth of the Canadian supply. The system is invaluable as the source of drinking water for more than 40 million people in the U.S. and Canada. The lakes directly generate more than 1.5 million jobs and $60 billion in wages annually.
Sadly, many people today feel empty. Sometimes it is a physical emptiness – hunger has become a concern in our country in these days of high inflation. Sometimes it is emotional and spiritual emptiness, and people search everywhere to fill this void. Jesus understood this, and in His famous Sermon on the Mount, beside the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus taught His followers “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Jesus understands the spiritual emptiness that so many experience. In the words of Blaise Pascall, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every [person] which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.” Jesus makes a wonderful promise as he taught the principles of the Kingdom of Heaven. When we search for righteousness, we will be led to Jesus. And when we turn in faith to Jesus Christ, and put our faith and trust in Him, He promises that we will be filled with His presence and His righteousness. You can reach out to Him right now, and He will fill your emptiness with His forever presence.
These have been words from the heart.