Living Water

Waterfall

Water is Life Giving                                             Revelation 21:6

All life needs water; parched earth springs into life when the rains come, babies grow in the safety of the water of a mother’s womb, the food we need to survive grows only because of rain watering the fields.

Water is Cleansing                                               Hebrews 10:22

Water cleans; it has specific properties that allow it bind with the dirt, holding it in suspension and carrying it away. It deals with the dirt and makes things new.

Water is Soothing                                                Psalm 63:1

Water satisfies our needs; it quenches our thirst, hot water relieves aching limbs, cold water cools us on a summer’s day. The tears we cry soothe and express our heartbreak.

Water brings Joy                                                 Isaiah 12:3

Water is joyful; a rainbow, a stream, a waterfall, an ocean – they bring joy and delight. See a fountain dance or a child splashing in water. Point a water pistol and hear the laughter.

Water is Powerful                                                Amos 5:24

The Grand Canyon, the Cheddar Gorge, the Dan yr Ogof caves – they were all carved out by water. The sand on the beach was created by the action of water. Water can destroy and water can build.

Water is Extraordinary                                       Revelation 22:1

When water freezes it floats – no other liquid does this. Without this attribute the whole earth would die, frozen from the bottom of the seas up, all water bound up as a solid and unavailable.

John 4: 7 – 14

A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her,

“Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her,

“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you,

‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have

given you living water.”

The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” Jesus said to her,

“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.

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