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The Living Water

Read: John 4:7-15

I've always been drawn to water; I love to swim in it, drink it, and relax near huge lakes, rivers, or running streams. Water never ceases to amaze me; it's dark, yet transparent; it's a powerful force and a calming influence; it can save lives and it can destroy cities. The earth is not only surrounded by water, but by rainfall from the skies, produces ground water! This is surely a testimonial to God's love and provision for us.

Interestingly, the earth is covered by approximately 71% ocean; human beings are comprised of approximately 73% water. In essence, we are living water, but not the living water. In John 4:7, Jesus' encounter with the Samarian woman at the well explains the difference between simple drinking water, and being born again of living water.

Jesus said to her: "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again." The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (vs.13-14).

Father I pray today that I may be of a strong constitution, and be as giving as Your living water. I pray that I can live out Your love and grace as Your great plan unfolds within me.

God waters our souls daily through His living word.