Living Water

Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew? From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Job 38:28–30
Living Water
In these verses, God asks Job where different forms of moister came from. Who created the rain, dew, ice, and frost? The answer is clear man is not the creator of these things.  They come from God as a gift to His creation.  As we remember in science class, the human body is roughly 70 percent water and is dependent upon it for survival. We cannot live but a few days without drinking.  Therefore, God brings down the rains from the sky and bursts forth the springs from the ground to supply His people with what we need to survive. The dew-covered field reminds us each morning of God’s love and care for His creation. Yet this water is not permanent nor are its effects.  The dew evaporates and the ice melts. We must constantly drink to survive. “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again.” But there is One who can deliver living water. Water which brings life to the dead, “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.” (John 4:13-14). In Christ, we have a deep well that overflows in the life of the Christian. We are replenished through the Holy Spirit and given new life as we are baptized in the name of our Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are given permission to approach this well time and time again to be sustained and filled. We are given this living water freely out of love from our Father so that we might tell everyone the Good News.
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