«Good news from afar is like cold water to a thirsty throat» (Proverbs 25:25).
Have you ever been very thirsty? If you live in a warm area, you may know what it means to sigh for water. Palestine is a place where it is very hot at a certain time of the year, which is why both men and animals consider water as something very special.
The Israelites knew that without water they could not live. During the Feast of the Cabins there was a special ceremony in which the Jews asked the Lord for water. Likewise, in the time of Jesus, water was known as «the gift of God,» because it was a highly valued substance.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped drinking fluids? Your body can take up to three days without drinking water, and that in the best cases. However, your body is designed to ingest fluids, and if you don’t, sooner or later you will get sick. In the same way, your life and mine were created with the need to drink another type of water: the Word of God. That is, we are spiritual beings with a tendency towards the sacred in our consciousness.
This means that all human beings, believers or unbelievers, reflect their spiritual tendencies throughout their lives. This is why you can see so much dissatisfaction, so much frustration and so much depression in society. And let me tell you that a frustrating life is to a certain extent logical, since the only solution to that problem is to drink the water of life that only Jesus can give us.
The only way to quench existential thirst and personal fulfillment is by drinking the water that our life needs. And we were created to «feed» on this blessed liquid! That’s when you find yourself, when you know what you exist for, when your life finds meaning. You are a spiritual being. You were born to worship God. The desire to pay praise and appreciation runs through your veins in a dizzying way.
One day, while contemplating the wonders of the environment, young David recognized his deep need for God. He understood that his nature was spiritual and that his life was only filled with the presence of the Lord. So instead of denying this reality, he decided to accept it and seek his heavenly Father.
And you, are you thirsty for the Word of God? !! Congratulations!!
That feeling cannot be bought or acquired arbitrarily. It simply indicates that you are not far from the kingdom of heaven.