Our yard, although watered, has been dry. The grass remained green, yet underneath the stems were hard and brittle. Last night the rains came, and the flowers blossomed doubling their size, the grass became soft and lush, and the trees stretched their branches skyward reaching to catch the heavenly blessing.
Our farmer friends pray for rain. They know irrigation can help, but rain from above does so much more. What God gives is always best.
A Samaritan woman needed rain, soul-deep, cleansing rain, and Jesus waited at the well to offer her the living water of His merciful freedom (John 4:1-42). Jesus said, “all who drink of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life” (John 4:13-14, AMPC).
Jesus blesses with His living water that rains into our souls, cleansing, refreshing, restoring, redeeming, and sprouting new life. “He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive” (John 7:38-39, AMPC).
His Holy Spirit living-water flows in us, splashing through us to those around us, bringing fertile life. “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” “… the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is deemed a forest” (Isaiah 44:3, ESV), (Isaiah 32:15, ESV).
Are you thirsty? Jesus offers living water to parched souls, quenching every thirst. The Living Water Jesus offers isn’t like a colander that drains away, His Living Water fills to the brim and overflows, continuously flowing in, hydrating souls with His love, goodness, and mercy. Come to the Living Water, dive in, and dive deep into His cleansing, refreshing, unfailing love.
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