Man, there are few things more difficult than being thirsty for a prolonged period of time. Probably many of us have never really had to face true thirst. Especially dangerous life threatening thirst.
When I think I’m thirsty my first craving is for a Dr. Pepper or good old southern sweet tea. When I was a kid working in the hay field or watermelon patch with my dad there was nothing more satisfying than a tall cold glass of water.
Have you ever found yourself thirsty inside? That’s thirst on an entirely different level. It’s life threatening all the same. At the core of our soul.
Maybe you didn’t articulate it that way—but the acknowledgement for something more was present like an inexplicable craving or yearning.
Do you believe in Jesus? He told us he was that kind of satisfaction.
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37-38 ESV)
He made it really simple too. If you’re thirsty go to him. How? Believe.
He is living water. (Check out the fourth chapter in John’s Gospel for some more on that).
He also said, that when we believe in him that same kind of living giving spirit would flow through us. We’re not just receptacles. We’re channels.
Jesus himself saves, quenches, and supplies us with life inside—and desires that we might share it with all.
That should impact is in the day to day stuff. Make us love bigger and better. Help us to speak with a kindness that is uplifting, work hard, and give selflessly. Basically, we should be refreshing to anyone and everyone we’re around.
How’s that working out for you?
Thanks for reading! We’re always interested in hearing from you in the comments. ~ Nate