“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37).
Could the metaphor for discovering the salvation that God offers be made any more simple? When thirsty, we are interested in nothing but liquid satisfaction. Your entire focus is on finding something to drink–not food; not pleasure; not adventure; but drink alone. In the same way, Jesus reminds that our thirst for the eternal; the transcendent; a sense of purpose is quenched only when we come to Him and freely drink–no strings attached. Beware of other religious offerings that seek to make God’s free gift into a rewarded work.