Let all the thirsty come! John 7:37-39 [Sunrise pic May 13 2013]

Let all the thirsty come! John 7:37-39 [Sunrise pic May 13 2013]

Day 43  Living Water!

For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:5 (AMP)

 We’re in the final week and last lap of our devotional series!

Jesus was at the finish line of his run on earth.  Moments before his ascension he promised the Holy Spirit was coming soon.

Earlier in his ministry he was very bold to confront the religious system, declaring life at the temple by propheysing in a loud voice:

37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds,

“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!

38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink!

For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.) John 7:37-39

Now that promise was being fulfilled,  Jesus was entering his glory, the Spirit was soon to be given.

Let All The Thirsty Come

This idea of “living water” has been a powerful inspiration to me for many years. “Jesus is the living water springing up in me.”

Back in the day, there was a song we sang often based on John 7:37-9  Let All the Thirsty Come” (I-Tunes Link).

It was written by my new colleague and old worship mentor, John G. Elliott, along with Amy Grant. [John is playing piano and organ for us at HFUMC ! He is awesome!]

This was a very well loved song at Belmont. And countless times our family worshiped with his CD at home or in the car, it’s a classic.

Let all the thirsty come
Let all the hungry come
Let all who seek for living water
Find it in the Son

The angels sing His name
And I will do the same
For drawing near to Him
We’ll find Him drawing closer by
Lift up the Lord on high
And surely we will find
The bread of heaven fall
And living water for us all
Filling our hearts

The bread of life is free
To meet my deepest need
And Jesus is the living water
Springing up in me

CCLI Song # 438695

Amy Grant | John G. Elliott
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Let’s Pray:

I invite you to pray with me.

Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing your praise! Jesus fill me today and everyday with Your living waters. Fill me with your love, joy, peace, faithfulness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Thank you that we are blessed to be a blessing.  May your kingdom come , and your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  For your glory alone.  In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

About This Devotional Series

According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.  I’ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.

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