Quench Your Thirst

Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37).

Everyone thirsts… This is true, but not everyone realizes it, nor do many people know what their thirst really is. People chase many things in search of something that will somehow ease their desperate need for a satisfying drink. When temporal pools fail, the thirsty seek deeper wells or distracting tonics. In the end, there is only one who truly satisfies, and Jesus makes His graciously fulfilling offer to those who can hear it.

Jesus’ offer is incredible, and it is magnificently different from every other invitation. “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” Three things are noticeable here. First, the thirst must be recognized, and it must be acknowledged for what it is – a longing for something much more substantial and lasting. Second, the one who thirsts must come to another, utterly throwing off any hope or trust in the self. Third, Jesus clearly says that He is able to satisfy.

If you are thirsty, drink your fill of Christ! Drink of His goodness and grace! Drink of His majesty and glory! Drink of His humility and mercy!

Drink all you can hold, and continually drink; quench your thirst indefinitely in the person and work of Christ.

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