“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.” (Amos 8:11–12, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Imagine how dreadful this would be. Fortunately, the Word is more accessible today, in more translations, than ever before. Unfortunately, the neglect of the Word may also be at an all time high. Thirsting and starving in the midst of plenty without even realizing it. How pitiful. Yet there are still numerous people groups around the world who do not have access to the Word with a real thirst and hunger for the Word that so many others take for granted.
“Standing Knee Deep in a River Dying of Thirst”
[Life rolls] by just like water, and I guess we never learn.
We go through life, parched and empty,
Standin’ knee deep in a river, and dying of thirst…
Songwriters: Jones Kenneth E, Mc Dill Robert Lee, Lee Dickey
My Advice – Other than the unreached people groups referenced above, there is no need to thirst. Quench it. But be careful, there is a lot out there that looks like “water” but is poison.
Let’s not forget to pray for those who do not have access , and for the ministries that are working diligently to bring the “water” to them.
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” (John 4:10–15, NIV 1984).