Splish Splash

6 05 2015

“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’’” – John 8:37-38

Are you a bath or a shower person? If you got to choose where to relax and wash away the day’s stress and grime, which one would you choose? There is nothing quite like the luxury of a warm bath or shower at the end of the day or first thing in the morning to invigorate and renew us. Water is refreshing. It cools, cleans, hydrates, and has a quiet power that we often take for granted. Running water, over time, has the strength to erode mountains and reshape the landscape. We live on a blue planet. A good percentage of our own bodies are made up of water.

Water is one of the most basic necessities of life, and every drop should point us to Jesus. Physical water has the power to help us understand the Living Water that flows only from Christ. A dry mouth is meant to awaken our thirst for Him. Our deep sigh when we sink into the bathtub or stand under the shower jet is designed to immerse our souls more deeply in the ocean of His delight. God wants us to live lives drenched in His grace, saturated with His presence, and soaked in His purpose.

My Jesus Resolution is to stop and thank Jesus every time I use water today. I want every drop to remind me of the way Jesus satisfies the dryness in my soul. I want to be over-the-top grateful for both clean water and Living Water. I need to let the ease with which I can turn on a faucet open my eyes to the abundance of His grace. When I take a bath or shower today, I am going to let the moment draw my eyes to the face of Jesus.


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