Living Water

Exodus 17:1-7; Colossians 1:15-23; John 7:37-52

While on a mission trip to the city of Boma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I was made acutely aware of the importance of having plenty of fresh drinking water. The air is dry and dusty and it leaves a body parched lest you are prepared. With little transportation and even less opportunity to go purchase water, thirst can become an issue rather quickly.

We all know that water is necessary for life. The Israelites who wandered in the wilderness complained to Moses that there was not sufficient water to keep them alive. With their attention turned squarely upon their plight, they lost sight of God’s assurance that he would certainly provide all that was needed. Yet God did provide, causing water to gush forth from a rock.

Our Lord Jesus, said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” For those who believe Jesus is the Christ, the Holy Spirit brings the refreshing power of faith. Through faith, we are saved from the consequences of sin, death and the devil. Through faith, we have the assurance that in all circumstances, God’s grace is sufficient for life in his kingdom, now and forever.

Prayer: Fill me with your Spirit, O Lord, that my thirst for your grace is satisfied forever. Amen.

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