Thirst Quencher

How thirsty are you? Have you ever been so thirsty that you could drink just about anything? What is your favorite drink? Does it change based on your mood or situation? Do you want something different to drink after mowing the yard versus when you first wake up?

We drink all types of drinks, don’t we? Many of us drink coffee first thing in the morning. We may drink water during the day. Perhaps we have iced tea or a soda at supper. We might decide to have a glass of milk or orange juice for breakfast.

When we go to a store, just about any store, we find all kinds of drinks available to us. There are energy drinks, sodas, juices, milk, coffee, and more. We can get them as fountain drinks or in cans or in bottles. We may spend an exorbitant amount of time choosing something to drink because of all the options available.

There is one offering of drink that can’t be bought at a store. It is the wellspring of eternal life that comes only by believing in and following Jesus Christ. He has promised it to us implicitly in His discussion with the woman at the well. We see in Revelation that it is not only promised but delivered.

Too often we go around thirsty. No, not physically thirsty. Thirsty in our soul. We are looking for something to quench our thirst and don’t find it. When we find ourselves in this situation, it means we are looking for it in the wrong places. We are looking for it in human terms on this earth. Instead, we need to be looking at Jesus and asking Him to give us the life water we long for. He will give it to us, but we must yearn for it more than our morning cup of coffee.

Jesus has offered us a wonderful gift. He is the One we can trust to always deliver on His promises. All we need to do is quit chasing after earthly sips that don’t satisfy and ask Him to give us what He has offered. It’s not as simple as it sounds, is it? It’s tough to give up our earthly sips, even if they don’t really satisfy.

I pray we all decide to ask Jesus for the water of life. I pray we seek it more than our unsatisfactory earthly sips. I pray each of us will make a choice to seek eternal life with Jesus over this earth. Choose Jesus. Choose eternal life with Him. Choose the wellspring of life. Ask Jesus and He will deliver.

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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