Jesus made us a promise that seemed too good to be true, and is also irresistible. How often we travel to the sink and fill our glasses, only to grow thirsty again.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:13-14 NLT
Our cells, at optimal hydration, are like grapes. But when we fail to approach the sink and fill our glass and drink, those same cells become like raisins. And raisin-like cells do not do the jobs they are supposed to do. Our bodies function at a fraction of their potential.
If this is true and the evidence so clear for our bodies, then what about our spirits? What happens when we don’t come to Jesus and let the living water that He offers quench our spirits, fill us, and overflow?
When our bodies are not functioning at peak performance, it can affect others as we deal with sluggishness and feeling unwell. When our spirit runs dry, we start to suck any drop of water from those around us, we become a drain. But Jesus changes this for us. In the humbling transformation He offers, He takes the dry desert of a desolate spirit and turns it into an oasis. Suddenly, we are a fresh, bubbling spring within, flowing out to others around us.
We won’t be able to turn their desert into a spring, but the water they experience at the edge of our brook will make them want more. It should point them to the source, to Jesus. As they trek upstream and come to meet Him, their hearts will be transformed too. How beautiful is that?
Have you experienced the transformation offered by Jesus Christ? Are you a stream that others come upon and wonder where you get your life and hope from?
Until next time,