Fill My Cup, Lord

Evonne Wimbush

Fresh Harvest Christian Church (D.O.C.)

Fill my cup, Lord.  I lift it up, Lord.  Come and quench this thirsting soul of mine.

Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.  Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

The words of this popular Methodist hymn penned by Richard Blanchard have been resonating in my spirit for the past month. Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord. Come and quench this thirsting soul of mine.  When Richard Blanchard penned this song, he was referencing the woman at the well. A woman who was searching to fill a void in her life. Historically, she turned to men but on this one occasion she was met at the well by a man called Jesus.

Jesus offered to her the opportunity to change her life and with his words, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”. John 4: 14.  She replied as is written in verse 15, “…..Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” Fill my cup, Lord.

She recognized that there was something about this man that made her consider accepting his offer. Jesus shared things with this woman about herself that surprised her. How does he know these things about me? As the conversation continued, she confessed to him “…I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things” John 4:25.

“Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” John 4:26. The woman at the well left her water pot and went to tell the men in the city about Christ. “Then they went out of the city and came unto him.” John 4:30. Come and quench this thirsting soul of mine. 

This woman who others frowned upon was given the opportunity by Jesus himself to go spread the word that he was in the area. It was not the priests or even his disciples; it was a woman who came to Jacob’s well to draw a pitcher of water. But, on this day at the sixth hour, she met the right man, the Messiah, Jesus. Not only was she a woman, but she was also a Samaritan and at that time Jews had nothing to do with this sect of people. She was also a woman that had several men, an objectionable reputation; “For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband…” John 4:18.

With what are you attempting to fill your cup? Let Jesus quench your thirsting soul. While men will talk about you, cause you to feel ashamed and unworthy, Jesus will look beyond your faults and make you whole. Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. There is no sin that you may have committed that Jesus will not forgive you if you but ask. Bread of Heaven feed me till I want no more. Do not ever think that Jesus will not love you or allow man (women included) make you feel like He will not answer your cry.  Remember the Woman at the Well.

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. 

 

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