Water is man's great necessity. Without it no child can thrive, no nation can exist. What is the word that you hear from the lips of the traveler lost on the face of the scorched desert? "Water!" What is the word that you hear on the lips of the sick and feverish man as he tosses on his bed? "Water!" What is the piteous appeal and murmur that you hear on the lips of the wounded in battle as they lie on the field of carnage? "Water." How beautiful, then, is this metaphor, "the water of life"! As the body must have water, so the soul must have the water of life. The Bible closes with an invitation to drink of that water. The invitation takes in everyone! "Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22:17).
A ship in distress off the Canadian coast, with its fresh water supply completely exhausted, sent out an S.O.S. for fresh water. The reply came back immediately: `Let your buckets down!' They had sailed into the fresh water of the River St. Lawrence.
Rev. 21. 6; 22. 17