Robert Murray M'Cheyne, preaching on July 1, 1838:
When two travelers are going through the wilderness, you may know which of them is thirsty by his always looking out for wells...So it is with thirsty believers; they love the Word, read and preached - they thirst for it more and more.
Is it so with you, dear believing brethren? In Scotland, long ago, it used to be so. Often, after the blessing was pronounced, the people would not go away till they heard more. Ah! children of God, it is a fearful sign to see little thirst in you. I do not wonder much when the world stays away from our meetings for the Word and prayer; but ah! when you do, I am dumb - my soul will weep in secret places for your pride. (quoted by Ray Ortlund, in Isaiah, p. 291)
I was so grateful for the grace of God this morning that I walked away from our gathering at Calvary, longing to linger, and thirsting for Word and worship, more and more.