Water is important. It makes up the majority of our world. You could almost say we live in a “water world.” But Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper would probably prefer you didn’t. #seewhatididthere.
Water is not just important, it is critical to human survival. The average person can go about 30 days without food. You will be hungry, probably hangry, and you will not win any personality contests, but you can survive. That same average Joe will be dead in three days without water.
It is easy to take for granted. You walk over to a sink, turn a knob, and there it is. Fill a glass. Drink it down. Move on with your life. You will not think about that moment again, ever.
Water is life
This is not the life experience of a large part of the undeveloped world. A large percentage of our world does not have regular access to clean drinking water. Entire missionary organizations are singularly committed to bringing clean water to those in need.
For most people in the undeveloped world, clean water is something that is never taken for granted. People will walk miles just for a gallon of fresh, life-sustaining water. Such was the case in most of the ancient world as well. They did not take access to life-sustaining water for granted.
“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” – John 4:14
This is the context in which Jesus spoke when he promised living water. When he brought the truth of salvation to the women at the well, she very clearly understood the significance of this living water.
“And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.” – Zechariah 14:8-9
This same living water has been promised to us from a living God who loves us personally and intimately. It was his divine plan from the beginning.
Addressing spiritual thirst
Now there are really only two kinds of people that can be reading this right now. There are those of you that long to know and taste this living water through Christ’s love, grace, and redemption. To you, I would say, “Seek and you will find.”
But there are also those of you reading this that know Christ’s love and know the taste of that living water. I would remind you that the majority of the world is dying of spiritual thirst. Do not take for granted the oasis you live in. God has a plan for you. You are blessed to be a blessing to others. Seek your mission in Christ.Interested in sharing the good news of living water with the world? Contact us.
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