John 4:13-14 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this
water will be thirsty again, but whoever 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.”
first part of this verse is probably familiar.
When we look to worldly possessions, success, popularity, or food to satisfy
our longing for happiness, we eventually need more. The reward is temporary. Only Jesus can quench the yearning we have
for fulfillment. You’ve heard this.
never really noticed the next sentence, but with the help of my handy dandy Key
Word Bible and Sunday’s sermon, I get a fresh image. Jesus promises a gushing fountain coming from inside us. When we quench our longings with Jesus’ words,
the presence of the Holy Spirit and God’s promises, we overflow with
satisfying, never ending life. Doesn’t
that sound refreshing?
gushing that strikes me. Gushing is hard
to contain. Gushing comes out all over
the place. It can be messy and gets
everyone wet. I know it sounds corny, but
I feel it. I can’t contain my joy for
the Lord. It’s why I write and encourage
you to immerse yourself in Scripture. I
want this experience for you! We need
more beautiful fountains!
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