Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Living water

“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Jesus, in speaking with the Samaritan woman, uses a metaphor of water to represent spiritual things. He offers her grace that leads to salvation and eternal life, through the indwelling of the Spirit. The same offer is available to us. If we will take it in, we will never thirst for meaning in life again. Instead, that grace and the indwelling of the Spirit will continue to bubble up like a fountain, “new every morning” (Lam. 3:23). That initial taste of grace, becomes over time a fountain of the Spirit’s work in our lives. The fruit it produces is eternal life.
Every person has a spiritual thirst. Some try to meet it with material wealth and possessions, others through having a large network of friends. Others seek fame, others party hard. Others engross themselves in their work, or think that creating a family will bring them fulfilment. But pursuing all these things apart from the Lord will inevitably leave you dry and thirsting for something else to fill that void.
Come to Jesus. He alone has the living water that will satisfy your soul.

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