“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink”. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water” — Jn 7:37-38
Water is what sustains us in life. In these days of global warming one of the great fears is that water, particularly clean water, will become a scarce resource. Predictions have been made that some where in the future wars will be fought over access to water.
There are different kinds of thirst. There is the thirst that we slack with water or some other beverage. Some days it takes more beverage than others to quench that thirst. It is thirst from within that can drive us on quests of a lifetime. The thirst to know and understand is the thirst that drives us through our lives.
My inner thirst at times seems to come and go but it never really ends. There is much I want to know and to understand but nothing so great as looking ever deeper into this faith which I have chosen to embrace.
Following a Christian life is not just about following the ten commandments or living by the golden rule. Like a clear flowing river, the depths and volume of the waters of faith are never ending. So why do I continue to look?
Without my faith, that light that comes from within lacks a source and a guide. The rivers of my life would meander with little to guide them through their course. It is in the quest to satisfy my thirst that I find that direction for my rivers to flow.
Where does your waters of life take you?