In so many areas of our country there is a dire need for rain/water. Farmers throughout our land realize the fact that if they do not get moisture their crops will not grow, and instead they will dry up and die. Water is an essential part of all earthly life, certainly for the plants and animals, but also a most necessary resource for us humans to live.
The human body is made up with an average of 60% water, and in some human beings it can raise to as high as 75%. A person can live without food for a long period of time, but the need for water to survive is much more critical. In many unhealthy medical situations, especially with older people, their poor health condition is a product of dehydration or lack of water. Literally speaking their body is thirsting for water and it begins to shut down or negatively react to the drought they are experiencing. This can be extremely hazardous to one’s bodily functions.
The sad part about the idea of thirsting is when a person is spiritually drying up. They are thirsting to death because they are not taking in the life-giving water Jesus is freely offering them. In reality, there are many times when they are actually rejecting this wonderful blessing. In John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” We also hear Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:6
“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
In our world today there are people dying without knowing Jesus as their Savior and life-giving water provider. Water is most definitely needed to keep our bodies healthy, and we must admit this is important. But let us never forget the greater importance of taking in the living water Jesus has for us. Now that dear friends is a water which will sustain us unto and into life eternal. Hear these precious words from Jesus to the Samaritan woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks of this water (well water) 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.” John 4:13-14
May you and I take in all the water Jesus has waiting for us and then share it with as many people as we can. What a blessing this will be for anyone who soul is dying of thirst! Pastor McCarty