Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink 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.” John 4:13-14
[W]hat incredibly profound words, especially when all around us are realizations of how thirsty we truly are. Here is an incredible picture that I came across from a collection called “Absence of Water” by Gigi Cifali. This is poetically heartbreaking and an artistic reminder of our need/love for water. It is from the Moseley Baths in Birmingham that opened in 1907 and closed in 2004.
I’ve also noticed the tag line for a very popular ad campaign. The Dos Equis beer commercials feature “the most interesting man in the world.” He ends each of his commercials with the phrase: “stay thirsty my friends.”
It dawned on me that this is exactly the message of the world. Stay thirsty. Try as hard as you can to quench your thirst, but realize that you can’t, and ultimately enjoy being thirsty and left wanting more. Jesus, by complete contrast, tells us that He can fill us in a way that will cause us to never thirst again. But we have to choose where we go when we are thirsty. Will we go to the never-ending options that the world shows us? Or will we take our thirst to the One who can quench it?
Are you thirsty?