Are you thirsty today? What are you thirsty for? We get thirsty for a physical drink (a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day) and that certainly tastes good and fills you up, but it doesn’t last. You’re going to be thirsty again. There are other thirsts when we are looking for satisfaction and fulfillment and purpose. We are “thirsty” for money, relationships, alcohol or drugs, sex or work or food, hoping that will satisfy our desires, but these do not last either and change so much from day to day. If you’re honest with yourself, you know what you are craving. What we all thirst for, deep down inside, is to be loved and accepted, in our soul, to have purpose and meaning and direction in life. This only comes through Christ, only through His substitutionary sacrifice for your sins, only through His forgiveness and acceptance. He is King and Lord.
In John 4 Jesus told the woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks of this water (water from the well) will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” In John 7 at the great Festival of Booths Jesus boldly 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.’” These are amazing promises. Drinking water Christ gives means you’ll never be thirsty again; you will have a spring of water welling up to eternal life. Out of your heart will flow rivers of living water. This is a message of hope and promise we all need to hear today, in troubled times, in the middle of hardship and pain.
Are you thirsty today? What are you thirsty for? Come to Christ, believe in Him and drink of Him. Confess your sin, your rebellion and breaking His law, and He will save you. He will meet your need and satisfy your thirst. He will love and accept you, give you purpose and meaning and direction in life. There is so much wrong and false to believe in today, but He is the way, the truth, the life. If you’re looking for satisfaction, answers, truth, purpose, hope, and comfort, believe in Christ. Out of your heart will flow rivers of living water. You will have eternal life. You will never be thirsty again.