Christ Quenches Thirst
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink—John 7:37 (NASB).
Jesus saw all the people at the Feast of Tabernacles, and he not only had a great ability to scrutinize, to unfold the inward thoughts and intents of the heart, but he also saw things at a glance; he took in the situation in just a moment of time.
We must not forget that he was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was lovely because he was full of the divine inflow of the love of God. Look at how he dealt with this situation. He saw the people who had been at Jerusalem at the feast, and they were coming back dissatisfied. My Lord could never be satisfied when anybody was dissatisfied.
Nowhere in Scripture is it recorded that you should be famished, naked, full of discord, full of evil, full of disorder, full of sensuality, or full of carnality. That was what was taking place at the feast, and they came away hungrier than they were before. Jesus saw them like that, and he said, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters” (Isaiah 55:1). “Come to me, you who are thirsty, and I will give you drink.”
Oh, the Master could give! The Master had it to give. Beloved, he is here to give, and I am sure he will give.
Yes, the heavy hand of God is full of mercy. His quickening Spirit puts to death everything that needs to die so that he might transform you by the resurrection of his life.
About the author and the source
Although he was a poorly educated man who did not learn to read until after his marriage, Smith Wigglesworth (1859–1947) was devoted to God and saw success in his work. He led thousands to Christ, was used to heal many through faith, and set an example of belief in God’s promises, especially those regarding the Holy Spirit. Others collected and edited his sermons into a devotional.
Smith Wigglesworth Devotional, compiled by Glenn Gohr and others. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1999.