Much of our world is dependent on water to sustain their crops. Much of the world is still agriculturally based and many people outside of the US are subsistence farmers just getting by day to day. For many of these people, water is hard to come by. Either the water source is polluted or it is not clean or it is far away. In many places a well would provide good water but the people do not have the resources to have a well. Even in our country, water access can be difficult for some as well. But one thing is true no matter where you live – water is essential to grow food and to sustain life.
In faith God is essential to sustain our spiritual life. But to some, God is like their water – scarce. He is hard to find or He is difficult to relate to or to get to know. He exists but does not seem to want to be in a relationship with them. To some, getting to God requires a good effort – like walking hours to fill a jug with water. God seems to exist, but just is not very close tho their corner of the world, to their daily lives.
For others, God is simply there all the time. God’s grace and blessings are like the gentle rains that fall in the Spring. To a believer, God’s love is as vast as the ocean and as powerful as a mighty river. It sustains and gives life. The living water that Jesus brings is not like the water that many have to work so hard to get – His water is free and only requires that one asks Jesus to come and dwell in their heart. Once we enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, then His living water becomes a spring welling up inside of us.
Who do you know that needs to drink of Jesus’ living water? How will you help them drink today?
Scripture reference: Isaiah 12: 3-6