There is very popular commercial running now by the drink flavor company Mio. In the commercial it shows a guy in the middle of a desert and he is starving for a drink. As he goes along he notices a cooler and in that cooler is some bottled water to which he says “argh!!” But then comes along a helicopter and a guy in the helicoptor throws down a squeeze bottle of the Mio flavoring, to which the famished guy quickly takes and ads it to the water and drinks up….refreshed. The guy in the chopper offers him a ride and the guy is so refreshed he says “No. I will walk!” Now that is refreshed!!
It is a necessary thing for believers to live in the refreshing water of the Lord. Jesus spoke of this water to the Samaritan Woman in John 4 where He said 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” Now that is some refreshing water for sure!
I mean, think about it. Shouldn’t our salvation be a constant refreshing source of strength, hope, and joy for each us who know Christ? Of course. But too many times we turn our back on the water God is supplying because we don’t see the nourishment it can give us and we just don’t understand the benefit…….UNTIL WE TASTE IT AGAIN! Oh the glorious quenching of our spiritual thirst through the return to Christ and His ways. The amazing thing about this source of spiritual water is “it never runs out” and it tastes awesome. Isaiah prophesied God’s words and in Chapter 55 verse 1 He told it like God said it. “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink-even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free!
Maybe you are in the middle of your desert right now and you are thirsty for the refreshing water of God to quench your thirst. God tells us through Isaiah 55 that you have a choice of what flavor you want. This is God’s Mio!! Not only thirst quenching, but great tasting. The Psalmist realized how wonderful the flavor was in Psalm 34:8 where it says “ Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Jesus offered this living water to the Samaritan Woman in the form of salvation for eternity. For those who know Jesus, we can rely on the fact that this water is in us and accessible to us.The question God raises in Isaiah 55:1 is the one that gets me about the modern-day believer. Look at what He asks all who are listening. IS ANYONE THIRSTY??
There is the problem. We have been quenching our thirst from a temporal source and we have lost our realization of just how thirsty we truly are right now. One of the worst things that can creep up on you is a condition called dehydration. It can happen to you before you know it and it can kill you. Spiritual dehydration is a lot like the physical condition in that we quit accessing our source of living water and then we become spiritually dehydrated and didn’t even realize it was happening. My wife is constantly after me to drink more water and there is a reason for that. She knows it can help you and not drinking water can kill you. I’m learning about the physical water needs for my body a little more every day and yes, I am learning more about my need for the spiritual water as well. Lessons like this one speak to me first and then to whomever will read it in my blog.
The question remains “Is anyone thirsty anymore?” I hope you are constantly drinking from the true source of living water again and again. If not. Why not start today? God’s invitation is still out there. “Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free!“
The Pilgrimage continues…..