A young man ran after Socrates yelling, “Socrates, I want to be your disciple” He kept asking but Socrates kept walking, ignoring him.
Soon Socrates walked into the water and the young man followed him, still begging to be Socrates’ disciple.
Socrates grabbed the young man and held his head under water. He struggled under water to get free. Socrates finally let him up and asked him, “What did you want most when your head was under water?”
“Air,” the young man gasped.
“When you want truth as much as you wanted water, you can be my disciple,” Socrates said.
How much Jesus do we have? How much Jesus do we want? Do you crave Jesus as much as that young man craved air? In Psalm 84 David yearned to be in the presence of the God. He says,
“My soul yearns even faints
for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh
cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2 NIV
Talk about a desire to be with God! And in His presence. In all honesty, I can’t say that often. I don’t have that same consistent yearning. I have had at times in the past, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to live moment by moment with that same desire to have more Jesus?