“On the last day, the great day of the feast Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of Living Water.'”
Jesus spoke these words during the Feast of Tabernacles. Each day during the celebration priests brought water to the temple from the pool of Siloam in a golden pitcher. This was done in commemoration of God’s miraculous supply of water from the rock in the desert (Exodus 17). During this priestly procession, the people recited Isaiah 12:3, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” This was spoken in anticipation of the coming Messiah and His many blessings.
And now the fulfillment of Isaiah 12:3 stood before the people and said, “Are you thirsty? Come to Me and drink. You will never thirst again for out of your hearts will flow rivers of Living Water!”
Can you imagine? The very fulfillment of Scripture stood before them. I love that! I love how the Scriptures support, sustain and fulfill one another!
When we drink of the Living Water, it has no end. As our souls are revived and our spirits refreshed, the Living Water begins to fill us up. It soon becomes a pool and then a fountain. The more we drink of the Living Water – the more saturated we become with Jesus – the fountain begins to overflow and soon, out of our hearts flow rivers of Living Water.
Please take time to imagine this powerful picture: Out of your heart will flow rivers of Living Water.
Where does the water flow? To the world around you; to the world whose souls are parched and dying; to the world who needs hope and assurance.
To the world who needs Jesus.
Come and drink. Saturate yourself with Him.
Lord, I am so thirsty for You. I have a thirst that only You can satisfy. I long for Your Presence. I long to be filled up to overflowing with Your love so that I might lead others to Your wellspring of life. You are wonderful Lord – too marvelous for words. I stand in awe of You.