Psalm 63:1:1 – O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; my Flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. (NKJV)
It’s one of the hottest days we have had, so far in Ontario, and I’ve just come indoors weary with the heat, after watering my flower beds and planters. The containers really ‘drink up’ the water fast and with this intense heat, even the perennials wilt without receiving an additional drink– (I find I need to refresh them every single day when the weather is warm, in order to revive them and to keep them blooming): without this refreshing they would wither and die; they could not survive the dryness for long.
John 4:14 – Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (NKJV)
Just as plants need water, God, similarly refreshes us with the living water of His spirit. He is as living water to us, but when we refuse this ‘nourishment’ we quickly wither and die. Without God in our lives and without the thirst-quenching water of His river of life, and the cleansing powers of baptism, we would struggle to survive amid the challenges of this world.
Father: Grant us the refreshing of all that you choose to pour into our lives today. Come alongside us in the arid conditions of this earth that we live on, and cause us to accept your revitalizing life-giving water. Amen.