“Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.”
(The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
Summertime is for looking toward swimming pools and ice cream, water slides and camping, water skiing and road trip vacations, water sprinklers and picnics.
Water! Just the thought of this simple word conjures up thoughts of fun and refreshment. A gentle cool shower lifts the spirits after a hard day’s work. A nice hot shower works out the kinks after arduous exercise and a long soak in the tub just makes everything okay.
It’s a known fact that man can survive without food for a time, but he must have water. Water “rights” have long been a source of celebration or contention in the great Southwest.
In the grand scheme of things, Living Water will soothe the soul, provide for your peace on earth and is the transportation for eternal life. Have you tasted this Living Water? See John 7:38, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Jesus came to the well, and a Samaritan woman there. Jesus asked her for a drink; this was unheard of because in those days a “self respecting Jew” had nothing to do with the Samaritans. When the woman asked Jesus about this, He kindly replied, “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”
Or, read it this way from The Message, “The Samaritan woman, taken aback, asked, “How come you, a Jew, are asking me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (Jews in those days wouldn’t be caught dead talking to Samaritans). Jesus answered, “If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water.”
Water is absolutely necessary for all of life. Are you drinking for the well of Living Water or are you drinking the cool-ade?
All scripture taken from the King James Version unless otherwise noted.
© 2014 Cat Brennan