13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Scripture refers to the water of life – the source of eternal life that comes from God alone. This spiritual water is freely available, and it can never run dry. We, in the developed world, pay for our water to be treated and piped into our homes, in many other places around the world people (usually women) must make a long, dangerous trek to get a little and very dirty water. These people do not take water for granted; it is a precious resource needed for life. In contrast, it is easy for us to take water for granted and this may be true of our spiritual water too. So, I would invite each time you use water today to consider the spiritual equivalent that you have through faith in Jesus Christ. When you use water to WASH yourself remember that Christ has cleansed us from our sin – we are made pure and holy (Hebrews 10:22). When you use water to DRINK or cook in, remember that Christ satisfies your every need and provides all that you need abundantly (Psalm 107:9). When you use water to FLUSH away waste, remember that Christ protects us, he removes us from harm and calls us to stay away from sin so that it does not pollute us (2 Corinthians 7:1). When you use water to CLEAN some thing, remember that Christ cleans us and makes us holy so that he can use us for good purposes (2 Peter 1:9). When you SWEAT, remember that it is a by-product of work – Jesus worked for us and we work for him (Colossians 3:23). When you CRY, remember that is a by-product of caring – Jesus cares for us and we care for others (Lamentations 2:18).
Prayer: Father, thank you for your love, thank you for all that you provide for me -including clean water. Please show me how to help others in need. Jesus thank you for taking my sin away and making me pure and holy. When I feel dirty please remind that you have cleansed me from all sin, past, present and future. Holy Spirit please fill me afresh and satisfy my soul that I may be beautiful and useful for my Lord. Amen