Water is man's great necessity. Without it no child can thrive, no nation can exist.
What is the word that you hear from the lips of the traveler lost on the face of the scorched desert?
What is the word that you hear on the lips of the sick and feverish man as he tosses on his bed?
What is the piteous appeal and murmur that you hear on the lips of the wounded in battle as they lie on the field of carnage?
How beautiful, then, is this metaphor, "the water of life"! As the body must have water, so the soul must have the water of life.
The Bible closes with an invitation to drink of that water. The invitation takes in everyone! "Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22:17).
John 4:14 (ISV): "But whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never become thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become a well of water for him, springing up to eternal life.”
"The only lasting and fully satisfying joys for any man lie on the other side of the cross." - Walter J. Chantry.