|Waters Of Life|
As the UK struggles with a heatwave this week I often find myself thirsty and in need of a drink to cool me down.
The effects of this heatwave have been multiplied by drought conditions in many places in England. It is amazing how the lack of water transforms the landscape from a verdant green to a dusty yellow. Plants that a couple of weeks ago looked full of life are now wilting and collapsing in on themselves. Even the animals are panting as they lie huddled in whatever shade they can find.
Interestingly, the Bible often describes the condition of the world as being like a spiritual desert. Spiritually speaking, we all live in a parched land that is in desperate need of the water that brings life. The Good News is that Jesus came to give us that life. In John 7:37 NIV Jesus says “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Jesus’ offer is not just that he will give us the water of life, but that through us living waters will flow – bringing colour, beauty and life to everything we touch.
Whatever is going on in your life at the moment, Jesus is the only one who can truly satisfy your thirst.
|Gavin Henderson is|
National Ministry Leader for Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland
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