“I Thirst For You”
As I reflect on the story of the woman at the well (John 4),
I think he says it best in a few stanzas…
“I Thirst for You” by Joseph Langford
I know what is in your heart – I know your loneliness and all your hurts – the rejections, the judgments, the humiliations. I carried it all before you. And I carried it all for you, so you might share My strength and victory. I know especially your need for love – how you are thirsting to be loved and cherished.
But how often have you thirsted in vain, by seeking that love selfishly, striving to fill the emptiness inside you with passing pleasures – with the even greater emptiness of sin. Do you thirst for love? “Come to Me all you who thirst…”(Jn. 7:37). I will satisfy you and fill you. Do you thirst to be cherished? I cherish you more than you can imagine – to the point of dying on a cross for you.
I thirst for you. Yes, that is the only way to even begin to describe My love for you:
I THIRST FOR YOU. I thirst to love you and to be loved by you – that is how precious you are to Me.
I THIRST FOR YOU. Come to Me, and I will fill your heart and heal your wounds. I will make you a new creation. and give you peace, even in all your trials.
I THIRST FOR YOU. You must never doubt My mercy, My acceptance of you; My desire to forgive, My longing to bless you and live My life in you.
I THIRST FOR YOU. If you feel unimportant in the eyes of the world, that matters not at all. For Me, there is no one any more important in the entire world than you.
I THIRST FOR YOU. No matter how far you have strayed without a destination, no matter how often you have forgotten Me, no matter how many crosses you bear in this life.
I THIRST FOR YOU – just you, as you are. You don’t need to change to believe in My love, for it will be your confidence in that love that will make you change.
Do you find this difficult to believe? If so, look at the Cross, look at My Heart that was pierced for you. Then listen again to the words I spoke there, for they tell you clearly why I endured all this for you:
“….I THIRST” (John 19: 28)