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Imagine yourself being in a desert , sun burning not only your skin but also the very core of your body . And all you can think is water...water...water to drink.
And when you see this droplet of water, it will mean the whole world for you. It means hope, life, strength and survival.
And who can survive without water? How can we make us clean with just a soap? How can we grow crops with just the sun? How can we sail a ship without water? The list is endless.
When Jesus was on earth, he got thirsty too. Back in those days, they either ride a mule or use their feet to go from A to B. Walk and walk and walk miles after miles. I supposed they were always thirsty walking under the scorching heat. Nowadays, most of just walk to be in good shape. Or else we use bicyles cars, bus, cabs, trains and so on.
John 4: 7 When a samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, " Will you give me a drink?"
It made me think that Jesus ask something from us. To give something that we have, not to make things worse for us, but to give us back something that is more valuable. For me it means giving my life to him and he will give me eternal life in return.
John 4: 13 Jesus answered, " Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoeever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
How would you like to have that kind of water...welling up to eternal life? Think how wonderful it would be to be the one who can quench thirsty souls, brings hope to the helpless and life to the withered. I believe that is why Jesus wants us to ask him for the living water. It will be a spring of living water in us that flows to others too!
We will not be just a droplet of water, but we will be like this waterfall that can give life to many!
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It reminds me of this wonderful promise from God's words that if we remain connected to the source of living water:
He is like a tree planted by the streams of water, which yields it's fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prosper. Psalm 1:3
So friends, be thirsty:)