Devotions By Jan

Pink Water

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Scripture for Today: John 4:13-14 “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

I never knew water could be pink!    Lake Grassmere, a seaside lake in New Zealand, can be anywhere from pink to purple in the summer months.  This is a result of natural salt production there.  The color appears in the crystallization ponds, caused by microscopic green algae in this high salt concentration.  As colorful as this water is, drinking it would only increase one’s thirst!

Today’s verse describes a water that is unique, not for its color but because it will quench thirst for all time.  Jesus offers this water to the Samaritan woman at the well.  The gift of the Holy Spirit is this unique living water (verse 10).  God’s presence in us quenches a thirst for deep and satisfying relationship.  When filled up with Him, we no longer dip into wells of water that only leave us wanting more.  Not only is thirst quenched here on earth but for all eternity.

I am so attracted to other kinds of water.  But somehow, worldly pleasures leave me wanting more.  There is a deep-seated thirst inside me that can only be quenched by my Creator.  He made me that way.  If I am discontented and looking elsewhere, I start to feel thirsty.  For a time I can ignore it, but eventually my lack of spiritual water becomes too difficult to dismiss.  He is so gracious to always welcome me and fill me to capacity!  Every day His invitation stands to come to the water (Is. 55:1).

Lord, thank you that You alone quench my thirst!

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