God is Living water

“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart'” (John 7:37b, 38, NLT).

We all know what it feels like to be thirsty. We experience it every day. Fortunately for most of us, satisfying our thirst is easy and quick.

Perhaps Jesus used this imagery because he knew we could all relate to being thirsty, and not just physically but spiritually as well. Just as we sometimes don’t recognize how thirsty we are until we become dehydrated, many don’t recognize or understand how spiritually dry they are. Fortunately, Jesus has made it easy to satisfy that thirst too, and all we have to do is go to him. Not only will he take care of our needs, but the Living Water that is the Holy Spirit will splash on others and give them relief too.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “God is Living water”

  1. Something I hadn’t thought about before in this verse.
    I recognized the analogy between being thirsty both physically and spiritually. . but I never thought about the comparison between the ease of quenching both.

    If I am thirsty physically, I just simply get a glass of water. I must admit that, more in the past than now. . .when I was thirsty spiritually. ..the process never felt “easy”. It felt more like getting back to a place I had slipped away from. And even though I don’t necessarily feel that today, I don’t think I had embraced the reality of the ease with which Jesus makes it for us to be filled spiritually.

    Funny, how you can read a verse so many times and still find something else in it that you completely overlooked all the other times before.

    Thanks

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