The Message (MSG)
7-9 How exquisite your love, O God!
How eager we are to run under your wings,
To eat our fill at the banquet you spread
as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water.
You’re a fountain of cascading light,
and you open our eyes to light.
Hydration, the supply and retention of adequate water, is as simple as drinking a glass of water to quench your thirst and keep you running around this planet. It is necessary for survival, yet so many of us neglect to keep enough of it in our systems. When this happens we become dehydrated, defined as the excessive loss, and we become weak and unable to function, sometimes causing us to be hospitalized or die.
So be it with our Christianity. What happens to our inner man when we do not give it the Word on a daily basis? How many of us starve from lack of knowledge about God? When we begin to ignore the things of God we can become spiritually dehydrated and begin to fade away from His will. Some of us walk away weakened and only return years later thirsting for the things of God in a way we never had before. Some never become re-hydrated, missing out on what God had in store for them.
“Yes, and I’m the One who stopped the rains three months short of harvest. I’d make it rain on one village but not on another. I’d make it rain on one field but not on another—and that one would dry up. People would stagger from village to village crazed for water and never quenching their thirst. But you never got thirsty for me. You ignored me.” God’s Decree.
We need to hydrate ourselves in the Word. We must obtain and pour the Living Water into our souls as much as possible. God calls us to drink. He beckons us to come by the still waters and fill our souls with His goodness. I encourage each of us to take a drink from the Word every chance we get. To be thirsty for the things He has provided for us. To wake up so hungry for the things of God that we cannot start our day until we have taken a sip from His provision.
“Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, “Come!” Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, Drink freely of the Water of Life!