The Scriptures are not geared to frivolity. No great revival ever started in fun. The gospel is not a funeral, but neither is it a frolic—it is a feast.
Come and Drink
My soul thirsteth.
If any man thirst…
“But how can my thirsting soul find God? He is too abstract, I can form no mental picture of Him. How can I drink of the Living Water?”
That is why Jesus came. In Him the Word became flesh. No man comes to the Father but by Him, and whosoever comes to Him will in no wise be cast out.
“If any man thirst, let Him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.” Thirsting, coming, drinking, believing, overflowing—the thirsting soul comes and receives and believes that it has received (Mk. 11:24). The overflowing is a natural – a supernatural – consequence – “shall flow.”
A little tenement child in a hospital, presented with a large glass of cool, rich milk, asked hesitantly, “How deep may I drink?” Drink deeply of the Living Water!
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.”