May 28, 2020
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living, water will flow from within them.” John 7:38
I remember walking in the cold stream that runs through Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona as a child. It took lots of practice to hop from rock to rock without slipping on the mossy parts. I found great joy lifting up rocks and trying to catch crawfish and small fish in my hands, only to exam them briefly before releasing them. I loved listening to the sound of rushing water. It would give me peace and at the same time I was witnessing power in motion.
John 7:38 says “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” This Bible verse makes me think of a stream that has to make its way through or around any obstacle and it can’t be stopped. I think the same can be said about God’s power! The “living water” that rises up in all of us is the Holy Spirit. The “living water” or Holy Spirit rises up within us and gives us the courage to face any obstacle and overcome it!
When my oldest son was baptized at La Casa, in the Gathering Place prior to the sanctuary being built, we used actual water from the River Jordan. The same river John the Baptist baptized Jesus! Talk about “living water!”
The next time you wash your hands, which is more frequently for all of us right now, remember that the “living water” of the Holy Spirit is hard at work within you! God is unstoppable when we trust in Him!