16 “It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
In the midst of uncertain and unprecedented times, people are looking for hope. Joyfully, many people are seeking hope, comfort, and purpose in the pages of scripture. I think that one great place to look is in the last chapter of the last book of the Bible.
As the biblical book of Revelation draws to a close, we find that there is good news to all those who trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Revelation is filled with somewhat scary images as it talks about a season when things were not going well for the saints. The call for them, though, is hold to their faith. That message is that God will remember them.
So, friends, in times of turmoil, let’s ask God to come. Let’s trust that God has not forgotten us. Let’s get ready in our thirst to taste the water of life.
As we grow weary in this strange time, we pray that You might come to quench our thirst. Fill us with Your Spirit, and seal us in the grace of our Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.