Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.
John 4: 13, 14
Reading: John 4
I remember taking my grandson to a play-park. He played and played and played but I became concerned about him when I saw how pale his face was becoming. He reluctantly allowed me to bustle him off to the cafetaria where he gulped down a bottle of water and a toasted sandwich. Immediately his colour returned and he dashed off to play some more.
We're a bit like that, aren't we? We get so caught up in the business of living that we fail to recognise how spiritually hungry and thirsty we are. Above all things, Jesus died in order to quench any who "are thirsty" with living water.
Living water. A spring of water gushing up to eternal life. If you are thirsty, even the least bit, for spiritual reality, Jesus invites you to come to the waters and drink up God’s presence.
John caught a glimpse of this vision and wrote about it in Revelation 21: 3-7
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be His people and God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away." And the One who was seated on the throne said, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.
Oh what a wonderful thing Jesus' suffering on the cross has achieved for us - nothing less than eternal life.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful promise - if I am thirty, I need just come to you and drink.
For the family
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