“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart'” (John 7:37b, 38, NLT).
We all know what it feels like to be thirsty. We experience it every day. Fortunately for most of us, satisfying our thirst is easy and quick.
Perhaps Jesus used this imagery because he knew we could all relate to being thirsty, and not just physically but spiritually as well. Just as we sometimes don’t recognize how thirsty we are until we become dehydrated, many don’t recognize or understand how spiritually dry they are. Fortunately, Jesus has made it easy to satisfy that thirst too, and all we have to do is go to him. Not only will he take care of our needs, but the Living Water that is the Holy Spirit will splash on others and give them relief too.