Revelation 22:1 & 17
Then he showed me the river of the water of life. It was sparkling like crystal, and flowing from the throne of God and of the lamb…
The spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let anyone who hears say, “Come!”Let the thirsty come; let anyone who wants the water of life take it freely.
How awesome it must’ve been to actually see the river of the water of life flowing from God and the lamb, showing the eternal fellowship of God and Christ.
It was sparkling like crystal, showing that it is pure and purifying for all who drink of it, so that you may enter into the Presence of the Holy One. Anyone may drink of it, but you must come to Jesus to do so. Jesus doesn’t waterboard you with the water of life. It’s up to you to accept His beautiful invitation to come and have a drink of true life which flows only from God.
We drink of so many things, flowing from varying sources, that just do not satiate.
And let anyone who hears say, “Come!”
Once we have heard the invitation, and responded positively by drinking it in, we invite others to do so as well, because we want this goodness for all, especially for those with whom we are close and love dearly; for we have tasted and seen that the Lord is indeed truly good.
A friend once said that Jesus works with our desire.
Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
Let anyone who wants the water of life take it freely.
Those are some of the most beautiful and comforting words in all of Scripture if you ask me.
The water of life flowing directly from God is graciously and sacrificially provided for all of us simply for the taking. The only reason we do not partake seems to be ourselves getting in the way, for there is nothing that can keep us away from it. Nothing.
Come to Jesus. And drink freely.
In Christ alone the longing of the soul can be satisfied.
O Christ, in thee my soul hath found,
And found in thee alone,
The peace, the joy, I sought so long,
The bliss til now unknown.
Now none but Christ can satisfy,
None other Name for me!
There’s love, and life, and lasting joy,
Lord Jesus found in thee.