An invitation to drink
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
We do get so thirsty sometimes. When life within us, and around us dries up, when the appetites we give to the wrong things desiccate and fade, when the broken cisterns fail, and the old springs we depended on dry up. There's a wilderness here, and our souls can feel so dry and parched.
Then your invitation comes to us again, and you show us the waters you planned for us so long ago. So we come to you, without bargaining, haggling or trying to make deals. We come to you to taste again of the living water which bubbles forth, bringing refreshment, life and fruitfulness, and in that we are satisfied by the very fountain of life.
Help us drink deeply O Lord, that we might truly live and be restored.
written by Stan Brook