You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1, NIV)
From the best bliss that earth imparts, we turn unfulfilled to you again.
—Bernard of Clairvaux
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” (John 7:37, NIV)
The next time you are exhausted and depleted at the end of the day, try simply saying the name “Lord Jesus Christ.” Say it over and over. Meditate on it. Sing it in a hymn. You’ll be amazed at the power of that name. According to the Bible, it can make the devil flee. More importantly, Jesus cannot resist coming to those who call on him. When he comes, he always brings his living water for our thirsty souls.
— M. Craig Barnes