Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The water that flows in mountain streams looks almost alive. It jumps and flows and almost dances over the rocks. It brings life to the mountains. Jesus promised the woman at the well a water that was alive like the life-giving water in mountain streams. Only his water would never run dry like mountain streams sometimes do. He promised her and promises us that when we drink his water we will never be thirsty again. Indeed his water will well up in us to eternal life.
Teach us to seek you first to quench our thirst. Sustain us with your love.
When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
Every so often, now more that I have my camera, I am amazed again by the beauty and order and wonder of God’s world. There are so many lessons to learn here. The coming of spring is a reminder that God provides for everything on earth. The bud of the flower tells us that something beautiful is coming. He is renewing the earth after the cold of winter. Just as the Spirit renews the face of the earth, he also renews our lives and brings us the promise of new life in Christ.
Renew our lives with your Holy Spirit. Bring forth beauty in our daily lives as you bring forth beauty each spring in the buds of flowers.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:33, ESV
Hidden within this daffodil bud is a beautiful flower. Where I live daffodils remind us that after the long, dark winter spring is on the way. When the Lord spoke these words through the prophet Jeremiah, the people of Israel were in exile and experiencing times of darkness. God made a promise to his people that he would make a new covenant and put his law within their hearts. Through Jesus’s sacrifice we can experience the new covenant. God will write on our hearts. He will make us his people. The long, dark winter has passed. God will bring us to full bloom and make us new creatures through Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your promise of new life through Jesus Christ. Come into our lives and write your word on our hearts.
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