Never thirst again
John 4:13-14 – Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst again. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
What makes you really happy? For me it’s my husband, my family and my close friends.
The problem with this is that none of them have the ability to give me true everlasting joy and satisfaction. One of them are bound to disappoint me at some stage of my life, if they haven’t already. Even the best human being the world will die one day, which will cause disappointment, right?
I think that’s what Jesus is getting at in this verse – He is the only one who can give true, everlasting joy and satisfaction. He is the only one who won’t disappoint. He is the only one who will never leave me. He is the only one who can quench the thirst in my heart.
Other people may come and keep me happy for a short amount of time but it will never last. It’s the same with money and possessions. I feel great when I buy a new dress to wear to a special occasion. But that dress doesn’t see me through the darker days – it doesn’t help me when I’m mourning or when I’m searching for purpose and meaning.
There’s nothing on this Earth that can fill that hole in your heart. Only your Father in Heaven and Christ Jesus are able to step in and pour who they are into your life. That’s when you feel true peace, love and joy. No feeling can beat it.