A short devotional on John 7:37…
“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”
Last year my wife and I spent nearly 2 months in the Middle East. Our days were filled with sand filled rooms and sand filled shoes. Our nights were filled with the deadliest quiet of the wilderness. For 2 days and nights we camped in the middle of the desert. Surrounded by sand, by wasteland and wilderness we often were thirsty. But our thirst would be gone with a few drops of water.
Jesus spoke about a thirst that all of humanity suffers from, a longing for something more, a longing for satisfaction. Jesus stood amongst a people searching for this satisfaction, a people seeking water in the wilderness. People look for it in others, in reliquary acts, in money and possessions. But all to no avail, they seek water but find their mouths full of more sand and waste. But there is one who says ‘come to me, find in me your satisfaction, in me (and only in me) will you find water that satisfies in this wilderness you call life’.
‘Come to me’ Jesus says, you won’t just find a cup, but you’ll find flowing rivers of living water.