We have been in the midst of a record-breaking hot spell. On the 4th of July it was 116 degrees, very humid and the heat index was well over 120!! Many people and family pets have recently suffered heat stroke, and sadly some have passed away. The most needed item to have at all times is water! Water! Without water we can only survive 3 days.
In the Word our Lord God describes His mercy and salvation in relationship to water.
Psalm 36:5-10 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on he abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light. Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright of heart!
In today’s world, there are many who are thirsty but will not drink of the Water of Life, much like in the days of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 2: 13 says ” for My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
I pray for those who would rather have a broken cistern, which is incapable of sustaining life, instead of freely drinking “The Well”!
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
Revelation 22:17 (ESV)