He wanted a drink, but his dish was dry. There was not one drop of water in it. He went to Lisa and sat up begging and barked. He said just as plainly as he could, "Please Lisa, I want a drink."
"You're a good doggie," said Lisa and patted him. "Now be quiet," she added. She did not seem to understand what he wanted.
Lisa's sister Ruthie did not understand him either. "Oh, Skippy, you're a nice dog," she said. "You want a dog biscuit, don't you? Well, here's one for you." Skippy took the dog biscuit and then laid it down on the floor.
Daddy did not understand either. "Sure, Skippy," he said. "There's a bone for you out in the garage. I'll get it for you." But when the bone was laid down in front of Skippy he just looked at it. He did not want a bone either.
"I wonder what Skippy wants?" Mother questioned as she turned on the water in the kitchen sink.
Skippy walked over to the sink and whined as he looked at the water. "Maybe he wants some water, Lisa. Check his water dish."
Sure enough, Lisa found the dish completely empty. There was not even a drop! Lisa brought the dish to the sink and filled it up. Did Skippy's tail wag! At last he had his drink.
Boys and girls often want something too. But they are not like Skippy who knew exactly what he wanted, because children often do not know what they want. First they want a toy, but they soon get tired of it. Then they start reading a book. When that does not interest them anymore they look for something else to do. They are always wanting something that they do not have.
A person who has the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour has everything that he needs. Being saved is what brings real happiness. The water they gave Skippy took care of his thirst, but he would soon be thirsty again. The Lord Jesus Christ will give us the "living water" which will last forever. He is that "living water." He is the only one that can satisfy all our needs. He loves us so much that He died for our sins. Now He is waiting for anyone who will believe in Him. Will you?
Jesus said, "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).
Copied with permission for WholesomeWords.org from Messages of God's Love published by Bible Truth Publishers.