And what is the end of our story? It is that we will no longer be thirsty. You’ve heard the statement again and again, There will be no tears in heaven. Scriptures also say, There will be no thirst in heaven.
(This is why I wondered: was there thirst in the Garden of Eden? Or did that come only after man broke his relationship with God?)
A number of references in Revelation tell us that our thirst will be satisfied in our Father’s new heaven and new earth. And while this book’s symbolism and metaphors and prophetic language are often difficult to understand, this is clear: those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb will never again know hunger and thirst.
There will be no parched ground, no wanderings in wilderness, no desolation in the deserts that we now experience. We will never again feel our life ebbing away; we will never again wander, homeless and hungry.
Our Lord says,
“…Look, I am making everything new! … I am the Alpha and the Omega — the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life.
All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.”
That’s where we’re headed, children of God.
The rivers of eternal life are already flowing within us. Drink deeply and with joy.
Scripture: Revelation 7:14,16 (NIV); Revelation 21:5-7 (NLT)