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On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
I’m known for getting caught-up in what I’m doing and accidentally working through a meal. Have you ever done that? You were busy doing something and do didn’t realize how thirsty you were until you stopped to take a drink and then you can’t get enough. That is where most people are spiritually. They don’t deny that Jesus is real, they just don’t realize they have not yet taken a drink from his living water. We must receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus, it’s by no means automatic. Jesus stood up on the day of the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem when streams of water were flowing through the streets to symbolize God’s provision to the people and he said “this is me! You are thirsty, come take a drink…” He still offers the same to us, “come take a drink… and never thirst again.” You need Jesus, if you don’t have him, you are thirsty and you may not even know it.