John 7:37 – In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
There is a beautiful simplicity in this invitation given by The Lord Jesus. His cry went out to souls that were thirsty. And what was that cry? “Come unto Me and drink.” Though often interpreted to be a call unto salvation, which no doubt it is, this is an ongoing invitation to any individual whose soul is thirsty and parched. Believers can experience seasons of dryness. There are times when our souls are in desert places for various reasons. And yet, we learn that no matter what season or circumstances we are in, there is a fountain of living water for us to drink of. A fountain of hope. A fountain of refreshment. A fountain of grace. A fountain of strength. That Fountain is Jesus Christ.
Listen to these words of Revelation 21:6, “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” All that is needed to “qualify” for this reception of living water is a thirsty soul, a thirst for intimacy with Jesus, a thirst for righteousness, a thirst for a broken and contrite heart. Because Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), thirsty sinners are able to come to Him and drink freely.
Are you thirsty this morning, beloved? Is your soul dry? Are you famished due to adverse or unexpected trials in your life? Come to Jesus. Come humbly. Come expectantly. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:17) Oh come and drink dear ones. “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.” (Isaiah 44:3 ) Amen.