“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37b–38).

Jesus knows what it means to thirst. Just 52 days ago, we heard Jesus cry out from the cross that He was thirsty. The sponge of sour wine was not enough to slake His thirst, however. Jesus was thirsty for salvation to be accomplished, and He was thirsty for you to be with Him eternally. By His death, Jesus’ thirst is quenched, and by His resurrection, He brings life to the world. There are many in our world today who are also thirsty, looking for hope in the midst of a fallen world and looking for salvation to come to them in their time of need. Over the years, the LWML has sought to bring the Gospel to thirsty souls that they may drink deeply of the living water that Jesus gives. On this “birthday” of the Church on Pentecost, perhaps it is a good opportunity for you to prayerfully consider how you can use your resources, whatever they may be, to assist in the task given to the Church: inviting and pointing thirsty people to Jesus so they can drink and be eternally satisfied.