“Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a
fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (John 4:14 NLT).
Exhaustion leads to physical and spiritual dryness.
Have you been so tired and thirsty that only water could slake thirst? Growing up in Tennessee, a stream was near our home and I loved drinking from its’ pure running flow. Old timers claim it must gush over seven rocks to be clean. Not sure if that’s true but it sounds right.
Do you experience spiritual emptiness and burnout? How do we stay refreshed? Only by drinking daily from the Lord’s cup. The Man of Sorrows met a woman at Jacob’s well. Knowing of her marginal and parched life He offered living water. She believed Him. Bursting with true love, the Samaritan informed others, ‘come see a Galilean Man who told me all things---the Living Water!’ (John 4:14-29)
John envisioned New Jerusalem’s City with rivers flowing from God’s Throne, carrying ‘water of life’ and nourishing ‘trees of life’ (Revelation 22:1-2). Garden of Eden, perfect before the fall, embodied vital rivers and the tree of life. We learn from Genesis the beginning and in Revelation a glorious destination.
We’re living in dreadful dark times of troubled and roaring waters (Psalm 46:3) but Christ believers await an indescribable home of peace where “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God” (Psalm 46:4 NKJV). Isaiah knew Zion yielded ‘waters bursting forth in wildernesses and streams in the desert. The parched ground becomes a pool, thirsty land is satisfied with springs of water.’ (Isaiah 35:6-7)
Oh Father, may we be trees of righteousness planted by streams of living water bringing forth fruit to everyone in need (Psalm 1).
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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