Drink Freely of It
Water is recognized as essential to life. It is appreciated the most where it is available the least. No place on earth is more devoid of water than desert places, and the Fortieth of Isaiah speaks prophetically of the work of John the Baptist as making straight in the desert a highway for the Lord. That desert is a figurative reference to the hearts of men who by repentance must prepare themselves to receive the Savior’s redemption. Isaiah Forty One prophesied of the spiritual barrenness of man receiving rivers in high places, fountains in valleys, pools in the wilderness, and springs in dry land. Hence, the Savior spoke of His spiritual benefits to humanity at John Four as water which permanently quenches thirst and a well of water springing up into everlasting life. It is in the barren desert of a lost man’s heart that this water of life should be most appreciated, and the thirsty are invited to drink freely of it.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater