"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)

John 7:37-39
I tend to avoid praying when I need it most. If I’m spiritually down, I feel disqualified. I think, “First let me straighten out my heart. Then I can pray.” Once I heard a sermon titled, “Ten Reasons God Won’t Answer Your Prayers.” The pastor set the bar so high that a lot of people probably gave up praying right then and there.

The wonderful truth is that Jesus sets the bar really low. He just says, “Come.” When we’re at our worst, when we’re needy and thirsty, that’s when we qualify for His open invitation:
“Come to me and drink.” With the psalmist we can say “…you are my God… my soul thirsts for you…” (63:1).

Living without Jesus is like living in a dry and thirsty land, and even believers find themselves in that place at times. We need to come to
Jesus and ask Him to refresh us with living water. John tells us Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit when He made this offer (v. 39). He was promising to pour out the thirst-quenching water of the Spirit into the hearts of all who thirst for Him.

Scripture Focus

John 7:37-39



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