In John 6, Jesus taught he was the bread of life. In John 7, the emphasis is water. Verse 37 notes: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.”
Again, Jesus offers himself as the source of life. There are many temporary ways to make ourselves feel better, but none of them last. Jesus transcends our human efforts for lasting love and offers himself as the only alternative.
Even as those who follow Jesus, we often neglect this aspect of the spiritual lives. Jesus is there, but it’s very easy to attempt to fix the problems of daily life in our own strength, not considering that the One who created us and loves us is ready to respond if we will stop long enough to ask.
Even when answer are slow to come, his comfort allows a measure of peace no other alternative offers. I would rather have Jesus and nothing else than not have Jesus and have everything else.
There is no comparison. Only Jesus quenches our true spiritual thirst.
“Come to me to drink.” -Jesus
Dillon Burroughs is the author or co-author of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of the New Testament in 2011 at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.