The living water - 01

Jesus said, "If anyone thirsts..." Thats all of us, isn't it? Jesus was speaking about a deep spiritual longing for purpose and fulfillment that only he can supply. This is a powerful metaphor because everyone can relate to a physical thirst and the need for water. What I find so wonderful is how sensitive Jesus is to all these people there at the close of this feast. He sees their hearts and their spiritual need to be found. His love and compassion reach out to the crowds, and he invites them to come and drink of this living water. What joy there must have been in his heart to give freely out of his own purpose. The Father sent Jesus to make a way for us. He is the well and the source of living water. 

What a priceless gift Jesus offers us all. I know there are some evangelical doctrines which claim that God elects some humans to be excluded from this offer. I guess Jesus did not get the memo because he freely invites all who believe to come to him and drink of the living water.

John 7:37-39 (ESV) On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

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