Heaven Week: Unthirsty

“He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.’ ” (Revelation 21:6-7)

God’s story is history. God’s story is the whole story, the story of everything. He is both the original “Once upon a time” and the final “The End.” There is no story, no history, no saga, no great adventure or devastating tragedy or thrilling success that happens outside of God’s story. We are the characters in a cast of billions and our lives flip by in a few pages in the epic of his eternal existence.

stones_350So who – how – could anyone live “happily ever after” with him? That’s what makes his story so mind-altering.

In speaking of thirst here, God echoes the words of Jesus to the woman at the well in John 4: “. . . 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.”

And what is the reward to those who drink that water, who overcome by trusting the Author of it all through his Son Jesus? Walking into the timeless sunrise as God and child, inheriting everything we’ll ever need to be happy, content, joyful, and satisfied in his endless final chapter.

Think: What does it cost to drink from the spring of the water of life? (Read the verse again.) Why do think God mentions that we can’t pay our way into his family?

Pray: Thank God for including you in his story. Thank him for being in control of how it will all wrap up.

Do: Read Romans 11:33-36 out loud a few times to yourself or a friend.