So often in the trials of life we fail to see the divine provisions God has made for us, and we forget the promises He has made to us. We open our hands to receive what we think we need instead of asking Him to open our eyes to see what we already have. The answer to most problems is close at hand, if only we have eyes to see (John 6:1–13; 21:1–6).
There are needy multitudes in the world today: wandering, weary, thirsty, blind, and giving up in despair. How we need to tell them the good news that the water of life is available and the well is not far away! (John 4:10–14; 7:37–39) God is kind and gracious to all who call on Him, because of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Horatius Bonar wrote these words:
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down, and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.
"If any man thirsts, let him come to ME and drink" (John 7:37).
"And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22:17).
Today’s verse: "On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink’" (John 7:37, niv).
Read: John 6:1–13; 21:1–6
Action assignment: Do you really believe God’s promises in His Word? Ask Him to help you claim a particular promise that you have read in your Bible. Ask Him to help you see the needs of others and make plans to share Christ with a needy friend.