His name is Jonathan Goldsmith and he has been called, “The most interesting man in the world.” He is a pitchman for a product I best not mention. But I call attention to him because of how he closes his commercials. His ruggedly handsome bearded face looks into the camera and he says to us, “Stay thirsty, my friends.”
Jesus said in John 4, “”Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” And in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
And in Revelation 7 we read about the redeemed standing before God being described as follows, “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sits on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
There is an irony here. In order for us to be led to the living fountains, in order for us to drink the water springing up to eternal life requires us to be thirsty. We must want it. We must never be satisfied until we drink it. Each day we must drink. And so in the words of Jonathan Goldsmith, “Stay thirsty, my friends” and Jesus will satisfy.
Written by Roger Bothwell on October 23, 2015
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