Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Isaiah 55:1 “Ho everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat...”

Water; it is one of our most precious resources.
Depending on where you live you may feel like you have more water than you know what to do with or that water is truly scarce.  In Colorado, we are somewhere in between those extremes but each summer we hear much from the local media about the lack of water and most of us end up on some sort of water restrictions in an attempt to conserve water.
Water covered the earth in the beginning and then again in a massive flood with Noah.  Water was parted to save the Israelites from Egypt and it was poured out from rock in the desert to save them again.  John baptized with water and the disciples were fishermen before they were followers of Jesus.  Jesus talks of living water at the well in Samaria.
The water he gives cannot be purchased.  Isaiah hints at this with his words in this verse.  You who have no money, come.  All who thirst; drink.  We only need to come and request, seek and we will find.  He gives it to all who desire it.  This water never ends.

Thank you for your living water.  Help each of us find you, the source of this water that never ends and allow us to be filled and satisfied with it.  Give us voices to draw others to this wellspring of life so that all may come and taste, so that all may receive true life through you.  Amen.