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"Just give me a glass of cold water, please."
Nothing quite satisfies us when we're really thirsty like water. Our bodies naturally crave it and it is the single most important ingredient, next to air, for life. Water has a deficiency, however. That tall glass of ice water I enjoyed two hours ago no longer satisfies.
That's the way it is in life generally. The car I bought last year does not have the features of the newer models, so I want the newer car. The salary I earned last year does not meet all my desires so I would like more. The house which once was great no longer seems big or fancy enough. The cycle goes on and on —we desire it—we obtain it—and we desire more. Isn't there anything that completely satisfies, once and for all?
The Bible says there is. As a matter of fact, it tells us about a Man who promised us that if we drank of His water, we would never thirst again. His name is Jesus and these are His words to a thirsty woman who came to draw water from a well where He was sitting: "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14.
This water of life which Jesus had to offer the woman so completely satisfied her that she left her waterpot and went into the city calling, "Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" She had found that living water which so completely satisfies: the Person of the Lord Jesus. She recognized that He was the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God who should come into this world to save sinners. As a sinner she came and tasted that living water.
Won't you come?
"Let him that is [thirsty] come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Rev. 22:17.