Broken Cisterns

Your heart
Is filled with pure desires —
To please God daily
To receive mercy for your sins
To have eternal life
To know the One who’s always been

But you
Are running to broken cisterns —
That speak empty promises
That can never satisfy
That you think can fill you, but
That leave your thirsty heart dry

Yet He
Is crying, “My child, come to Me —
I am the One with living water
I am the One you need
I am the One who washes your sins
I am the One who makes you free indeed”

“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
— Jeremiah 2:13

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'”
— John 4:13-14

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2 Responses to Broken Cisterns

  1. brokenheart4whatbreakshis says:

    This is such a beautiful poem. The first paragraph hits me especially. I’ve been reflecting on that a lot lately and praying hard that God would honor Jahar’s desires for mercy, intimacy with God, and the ability to worship Him every day for eternity by revealing the truth to him.

  2. Reblogged this on Priez Pour Dzhokhar and commented:
    A beautiful poem about God’s mercy and redemption.

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