He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.”
Using His Power for Good
There are places in the world where access to water is power. People who control the water supply can charge outrageous prices to those who need water or can deny them completely. It doesn’t seem fair for something that is such a basic need for life-like water, but that’s how it is.
Jesus is in charge of everything. He calls himself the Beginning, meaning he was around before the world was created. And the End, meaning that he will be around even after the world is destroyed.
So, Jesus is in charge of the spring of the water of life. This water is so basic that without it, no one has eternal life, but with it, people go to heaven. That water is Jesus’ own words, which cause faith in people’s hearts, faith that connects them to Jesus and guarantees them heaven.
Jesus gives that water to people who are thirsty—thirsty for forgiveness, joy, peace, and comfort. Jesus gives all these things through his Word.
And he gives them without cost. He can afford to do that because he has already paid the cost by his perfect life, innocent death, and glorious resurrection.
So, drink up and be satisfied.
Lord Jesus, create in me a thirst for you that will not be quenched until I am at home with you in heaven. Amen.