QUENCH

“Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.” 
 
// John 7:37-38 [AMP] 
 
This moment, recorded in the gospel of John, was a pivotal moment in all of human existence. Jesus Himself was present at a feast where people had been debating, arguing and longing for the Messiah to come. Their souls were thirsty and nothing was quenching this desire - they had no way to fix it in their own power. Finally, Jesus stood up and cried out amongst the people, saying the words their souls had been longing for: “If ANY man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink!” 
 
Just as this was a pivotal moment in history, it should bring us back to that moment when we, for the very first time, had the true revelation of who Jesus is! Not only is He the forgiver of our sins, but He is the fulfiller and satisfier of our souls! In that moment, we realized that there is only one source of life and only one place to quench our thirsty souls. 
 
John 4:13-15 records Jesus’ conversation with a woman of Samaria. He said: “All who drink of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never be thirsty anymore. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life. The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never get thirsty nor have to come [continually all the way] here to draw." 
 
Once we taste and see that He is good, our souls long to worship and be fed by the true source. The answer is always Jesus, only Jesus! He promises to satisfy our souls forever, and that we never have to search for something else. Both of these passages point to a beautiful truth: that once we have received this satisfaction, our souls truly come alive and become rivers of living water that never run dry. Lets never forget, the Father desires for us to COME!
 
We must ask ourselves, have I actually experienced the satisfaction that I long for? Am I daily worshipping and seeking the One who promises to continually satisfy? Where do I find my satisfaction? Does my innermost being, reflect that which He promises to give? 
 
// L.J. Slan