Monday, March 12, 2012

Come to the Water

By Brenda Boen
October 2007

There have been many times in our lives when we are just so spent and worn out that we just want to escape from everything, shut the door and “let Calgon take us away.” We work hard and we deal with so many stresses in our daily lives that we begin to decide there just isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish all that we need to do, much less spend time doing what we want to do. At the end of the day we are weary.

Have you ever worked out in the yard on a hot summer day? You work and work and give it your all. But in your mission to get the work done you realize that you must sit down in the shade and have something cool to drink to replenish your weary, dry parched body. Then you get back up and get after it some more, taking necessary breaks in between to replenish all the water your body sweats off.

Fear not! God understands that in your day to day life you get worn out and need to be replenished. But what He offers us is not a little drink here and there that we have to keep getting over and over again. He offers us Living Water! The bible says “Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17) But where does this water of life come from?

There was a weary woman who encountered Jesus firsthand and He explained this living water to her. (see John 4:4-42) She had slipped into town when no one else was at the well to draw her water. You see she was considered an outcast and didn’t want to confront or encounter those who shunned her. But Jesus lovingly approached her, a woman of value in God’s eye, not by what she had done or how she was defined by society. Jesus reached out to her with love and explained how her thirst could be quenched with living water that only He could give.

When you taste the living water that Jesus offers you will no longer be thirsty. He can satisfy your longing. Your life can become a well, springing up to eternal life.

Come to the water, refresh your soul. Jesus is able to make your life whole. Come drink your fill of Him, water that lives. Into your weariness new strength He gives.

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