“Christ and the Woman of Samaria Among Ruins (Detail),” Rembrandt (Rembrandt Van Rijn). Image from a page of the 2013 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
When I am thirsty and my soul is dry; it seems all I can do is question “why?”…
“‘Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” John 4:13-14
When I Am Thirsty
(a poem about spiritual thirst)
When I am thirsty and my soul is dry,
it seems all I can do is question “why?”
Surrounding me there is an endless stream,
but sometimes, it seems only to be a dream.
When I am thirsty, I feel frail and weak;
I become so parched, I can hardly speak.
So what is it that will thoroughly quench my thirst?
Quickly, please tell me so that I may seek it out first!
When I am thirsty, isn’t there anything I can give?
For without sustaining water I surely cannot live.
To me that water is like the blood running through my veins.
Without it, a shriveled up shell of me is all that remains.
When I am thirsty I long to be filled to overflowing;
an abundant supply that will help to keep me growing.
When my soul is ready for God’s will to me to show;
Only then does His true life giving water flow.
Felecia R. Weber 2015, OntheWingofaDove.com
Being thirsty happens on both physical and spiritual levels. It is generally easy to satisfy physical thirst. Drinking the proper amount of water helps to keep our bodies functioning optimally. But how can we quench our spiritual thirst? As depicted in the illustration above, the woman at the well asked Jesus, “Where can you get this living water?” In time, she realized that her answer was there right before her eyes…and He is here for us too, ready to fill us eternally.
May you seek out and find the oasis of “living water” that God has prepared for you today, and may it continuously fill your heart so abundantly that your soul will never be thirsty again.
Peace and love,
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