“On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.” Isaiah 25:6
Jesus’ salvation satisfies our lives.
I remember opening my Sony PlayStation on Christmas morning like it was yesterday. Being the last present of the day for nine-year-old me, it was the most important. This was the pinnacle–I had arrived. However, the extraordinary satisfaction I felt Christmas morning eventually began to fade. Video games were fun (I still enjoy them!) but as time passed, I soon realized that joy is not found in high scores, next levels, and better graphics.
There is only one gift that will never lose its satisfaction. Isaiah, in speaking of the coming Messiah, equated the gift of salvation to that of the most satisfying of feasts, carefully curated, and hosted by God the Father.
Tomorrow is Christmas, and for a lot of us reading this, the anticipation of time with loved ones, maybe even a present or two, is probably building! Let’s take some time today to reflect on the gift of Christ and the salvation that satisfies like nothing else.
Jesus, you are my satisfaction and my joy. Thank you for this gift. Holy Spirit, guard me from the deception of things and moments. Grant to me a spirit of worship and gratitude for the treasure of “God with us.” Amen.