“And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. ‘Come’” (Rev. 22:17, TPT).
I know it was not a coincidence that the morning after I composed yesterday’s devo, I had the following dream:
I was thirsty. It was the end of the day, and I had not had any water. I was trying to figure out how to get some. Then I saw my son, David. He had an aluminum can of water in his hand, a good brand. He held it towards me and quipped, “Want a sip?“ He then pointed out that he had gotten it out of the cooler that was on the ground right next to me. He said there were lots of those cans in there, and he had been drinking them all day. I realized that they had been there, accessible and available the whole time, and I just had not realized it or availed myself of this provision.
Sound familiar? We just talked yesterday about how the two disciples on the road to Emmaus finally realized that Jesus had been walking with them all along. My dream is a perfect illustration of this same principle.
Water is a biblical symbol of the Holy Spirit. Jesus invited everyone thirsty to come and drink of Him. He “…stood and shouted to the crowds, ‘Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, “Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit…)” (John 7:37-39, NLT).
You see, my friend, living water has been served up. It’s right there, within easy reach. Abundant supplies of it. And yet, sometimes we walk through our entire day without reaching out and taking what our loving God has provided for us. We simply haven’t recognized that the infinite source of joy, strength, and satisfaction is right there by our side, immediately accessible.
Here’s another important detail. My son’s name, David, means “beloved.” You are the Father’s beloved. You are the one He loves. You are the apple of His eye. For this reason, He doesn’t want you to go through your activities today feeling dried out and dehydrated. Have you noticed how dehydration causes headaches, grumpiness, and all sorts of other problems? He doesn’t want those for you.
That’s why, in spirit, there’s a “cooler” right there next to you. Are you thirsty? You can have all the living water you need to slake your thirst. Holy Spirit beckons to you right now, “And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. ‘Come.’”
Come. Dig in. Don’t stay parched. Grab one of those refreshing cans, and drink deep!
Have you had a satisfying drink of living water recently? What was that like for you?