Devotions – 2015.06.13
On the last and most important day of the festival Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, “Whoever is thirsty should come to me, and whoever believes in me should drink. As the scripture says, ‘Streams of life-giving water will pour out from his side.’”
John 7, 37
Jesus promises us complete abundance. It does not matter for what we are thirsty, whether for justice or peace, HE wants to saturate us with it. He alone has the fullness of all good!
Often He takes something that distracts us from Him, and to what we have bound our hearts too much. First our shouting is great, but we begin to seek Him and ask Him for an answer. Rarely He answers our questions directly, but He must not do that. For He himself is our response to our questions. He bends down to us, comforts us and takes us in His arms. Then He is very close and streams of living water will flow from Him to us to soak our thirsty heart. The more closely we cling to Him, the more He fills us with His life water and the less important other things become to us. He wants to draw us to His heart very closely!
He wants that the water of life flows. When we are filled, the water runs over to other people. So He wants to make us a source of living water! For our children, parents, spouses, colleagues, neighbors and the needy. Don’t keep the water for yourself, then it’s gonna be bad and starts to stink. No, pour it out abundantly, then the Lord can fill you with new, fresh water! He wants to use you to soak the land. A magnificent vocation!
Thank you, Jesus, You are breastfeeding my thirst and my desire! In You alone my soul comes to rest. I cling to You and You take me in Your strong arm. Thank you, Jesus, You are my life!
Bible reading today:
7, 36 – 50