My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:2.)
Have you ever been thirsty, really thirsty? There is nothing that will quench real thirst like cool clear water. It is good to physically work and need the refreshment of water. It is better to spiritually work and desire the refreshment that only the Lord can bring. We have a choice; we can thirst for Him now, or we can thirst for Him later. Consider the master of Lazarus in the sixteenth chapter of John’s gospel. Finding himself in hell, he cried out, saying, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue.”(1) Oh, if only he had thirsted for Christ in this life, he would not have had such thirst in the next. Unfortunately, for some, the greatest thirst for God will come when it is too late. It is not too late for you and me. Let us therefore work in such a way that we will thirst for the Lord our God; for we shall all appear before Him---some to glory and some to eternal thirst.