|A Meditation: Hunger, Thirst and Living Water|
- Psalm 42:1-2
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' - John 7:38
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. - Revelation 7:16-17
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. - Revelation 21:6
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. - Revelation 22:1
Throughout the Old and New Testament there is mention of hunger, thirst and the Living Water that comes from Christ alone. The God who created us with distinctive characteristics also gave us this hunger and thirst to know Him. Is it such a far stretch to assume that this hunger and thirst extends to our physical body as well? I don't think so.
Imagine a hot humid Summer day (a day like we encountered just last Summer). If you're out in your yard working and become thirsty, would you ask someone to bring you a cup of coffee to quench your thirst? You know, as much as I like coffee, I don't think that would be my first choice for hydration! The obvious choice is: water.
Just as our souls need the Living Water of Christ, our bodies need water to rehydrate. Nothing can take the place of water!
There's always the argument that water just doesn't taste that good. There are still folks who insist that they can't drink water only. If you truly want to kick the soda habit, it can be done. A lot of people choose to drink iced tea in place of water, but keep in mind tea will not hydrate like water will.
If you can't seem to get away from soda, try to make your own.
1 part water
1 part seltzer
squeeze lemon to taste
squeeze lime to taste
stevia to taste
Pour over ice cubes. It's a refreshing, hydrating beverage that tastes good!