The last day of anything can cause people to be nostalgic, to look back and wonder, “What have I accomplished? Did I make the most of that time? What will I have to look forward to now?” For some, the last day of classes may be a time of rejoicing and relief, while others may look back with regret or disappointment.
There was a last day in the Bible. It was the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the last day of the last feast of the year, a time when people should have been enjoying the culmination of all they had reaped that year. Yet, Jesus still stood up and cried, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink!” (John 7:37-39). He knew that even though we may have many accomplishments, attain to many successes, on the “last day” we may still be empty and dissatisfied. These achievements do not quench the deep thirst we have within for something eternal and lasting to satisfy us.
There is a “last day” to everything—a last day to the semester, a last day of our career, a last day for our riches, a last day to our health. When we are at this point, the Lord cries out to us to “Come!” He is the living water to quench our thirst, when everything else we’ve tried has been exhausted. He is the One who is eternally flowing out and filling us. All we need to do is say, “Lord Jesus, I come to You. Thank You that You are the One who can satisfy my thirst!”