John 4:14 – “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The water which Jesus gives truly satisfies. Whoever drinks of Christ’s blessings and mercies will never thirst again. Not only do His benefits fill the heart, but they overflow it as well. They are like a bubbling fountain, constantly overflowing, not only in this life but in eternity as well. The expression springing up into everlasting life means that the benefits of the water which Christ gives are not limited to earth, but will go on forever. The contrast is very vivid. All the earth can provide is not sufficient to satisfy the human heart. The blessings which Christ provides not only fill the heart, but they are too great for any heart to contain. The pleasures of this world are for a few short years, but the pleasures which Christ provides go on into everlasting life.
Are you thirsty for more of something in your life? More money, more time, more friends, more material possessions or more of God. How you answer that question determines your closeness to Jesus Christ and your dependence upon Him. There is a thirst in every human heart for true love and acceptance. Through Jesus Christ all people have been shown true love and are accepted through His perfect sacrifice. Your challenge this week is to drink the water that Jesus gives you and become a fountain that waters the dry lives of others. You cannot give out what you do not have within. Stop worrying about what you do not have and be thankful for the things you do have. No longer be part of the problem by complaining about how bad things are, but rather be a part of the solution by speaking life into your situation and trust God knows what you have need of. This week spread the hope that comes through your relationship to Jesus Christ. May God bless you always.