Are you ready to meet Jesus in his thirst and extend to him your trust? Will you allow him to meet you in your thirst with a drink of living water? Even as we celebrate Easter this week, let us remember the thirst of our Savior for our hearts and hear these words from Jesus to us as expressed by Mother Teresa:
“No matter how far you may wander, no matter how often you forget Me, no matter how many crosses you may bear in this life; there is one thing I want you to always remember, one thing that will never change. I THIRST FOR YOU—just as you are. You don’t need to change to believe in My love, for it will be your belief in My love that will change you. You forget Me, and yet I am seeking you every moment of the day – standing at the door of your heart and knocking. Do you find this hard to believe? Then look at the cross, look at My Heart that was pierced for you. Have you not understood My cross? Then listen again to the words I spoke there—for they tell you clearly why I endured all this for you: “I THIRST…”(John 19: 28). Yes, I thirst for you – as the rest of the psalm verse I was praying says of Me: “I looked for love, and I found none…” (Psalm 69: 20). All your life I have been looking for your love—I have never stopped seeking to love you and be loved by you. You have tried many other things in your search for happiness; why not try opening your heart to Me, right now, more than you ever have before.
Whenever you do open the door of your heart, whenever you come close enough, you will hear Me say to you again and again, not in mere human words but in spirit. “No matter what you have done, I love you for your own sake, Come to Me with your misery and your sins, with your troubles and needs, and with all your longing to be loved. I stand at the door of your heart and knock. Open to Me, for I THIRST FOR YOU…”
(Excerpt from ‘I Thirst’ Prayer by Mother Teresa)