Children's Bible Ministry of Connecticut, USA

Thirst

If you weigh 80 pounds, 50 pounds of you is liquid. Water fills every part of our body. Without it we could not live this is why people all over the world are always in need of water. Water is more important to us that food.

Most people drink 1 ˝ quarts of liquid every day. This might include a glass of milk, a bottle of soda, orange juice, or water. We take in another quart from what we eat. There is liquid in mashed potatoes, green beans, and peaches. Altogether we taken in one half gallon of water every day.

It is easy to know when we are thirsty. Our mouth and throat get dry and sometimes we feel weak. It is our blood that sends a message to the brain. When blood lacks water it gets thick and slow. It sends the message that we are in need of water, and so we get thirsty.

After we eat peanuts or other salty foods we notice ourselves getting thirsty. This isn’t just in our minds. The human body has a careful mixture of salt and water. If we have too much salt, we need to add more water.

Thirst is the Wonderful Way God has designed to see that we have the proper water in our bodies.

The Bible tells us of another kind of thirst. It is the thirst for God. We are born without God. Sin and wrongdoing separate us from God, and God cannot fill our lives. We need God, and we need forgiveness. God provided forgiveness for sin by sending His Son to pay since price. The Lord Jesus died for our salvation and forgiveness and then He arose again. Jesus Christ is the one we need for our thirsty souls.

Jesus said, "If anyone thirsts, let him come unto Me and drink. I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger; and he who believes on Me shall never thirst." Jesus Christ satisfies our souls the way water satisfies our bodies. Isaiah the prophet in the Old Testament says, "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters." The apostle John in the New Testament says, "Come… Let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will let him take of the water of life freely." Only Christ can satisfy the soul. No wonder David said, "As the young deer pants after the water brooks so pants my soul after You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God."

Is your soul thirsty? Have you found forgiveness and life in Jesus Christ the Lord?

 


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