Fill My Cup Lord
Inspired by the writer of the song with the same name, Richard Blanchard
By Deborah Negron
The story of the woman at the well in Sychar…
Jesus comes to the well. He meets there a woman who had come to the well to draw water. Yet Jesus explains he has the living water of which he who drinks it will thirst no more.
but whoever drinks from the water that I will give will never be thirsty again. The water that I give will become in those who drink it a spring of water that bubbles up into eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will never be thirsty and will never need to come here to draw water!”
When I think of this song, Fill My Cup Lord, The words of it remind me of the thirst that there is in every human soul. A thirst to be loved, to belong. That thirst we all have to be acknowledged and counted, is there for a specific reason.
The Bible tells us that Jesus said, He was the light of the world. John 8:12.
Every person outside of those who are in Christ Jesus is in darkness.
Darkness is a place of not knowing. It is a place of not seeing ahead. It is a place of uncertainty and despair. It is a place where fear can come and assail. It is a place of unrest and turmoil.
Jesus came that we may be satisfied. He came to fill our lives with, the knowledge of the Kingdom of God. He came that we would be able to see the path set before us. The Binle tells us, in Psalm 119:105,
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light into my path. Jesus came to give us the assurance of a clear Destiny. He came to acknowledge you and me. To call us in to belonging to His fold. He is the Good Shepherd and we are to be his sheep. He came that we might be satiated with his living water. He causes our cup to run over… to spill with his over abounding love and forgiveness, mercy and grace.
Psalm 23:5 states, Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
In the midst of life’s adversities, we can have enough grace to carry us through. In the midst of the trails of this age, we can be comforted in His presence.
The song refrain says…
Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord,
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more…
Fill my cup, Fill it up and make me whole.
My prayer for you this Christmas is that your Cup would be Full. That the Presence and Joy of Knowing that Christ Child, That Man on That Cross and that Same Man who Rose from the Dead would become a pivotal point in your experience this season.
That Christ Jesus would become your Lord and Saviour. That He may Fill the Thirsting of Your Soul.