Friday, March 25, 2011
Jesus is talking about a different kind of water. The kind of water that flows like a spring, the kind you can drink from and never thirst again, the kind that wells up to eternal life. This is not the water you can draw from Jacob’s well, or from any other well for that matter.
This is living water that flows from the Creator, Savior, and Sustainer of all things.
This is the water that comes from God, like that which flowed from the rock in the wilderness.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians. “For they drank from the same spiritual Rock in the wilderness,
and that Rock was Christ.” This is the same water that flowed like a stream from Jesus’ wounded side
on the cross. This is the River of Life, the Spirit who proceeds from the Father and Son, flowing
like a river down the center of the heavenly city and watering the Tree of Life in Revelation. This
is the water that flows to you in Baptism, a water with the Word that brings forgiveness, life, and
salvation. "The water I give will become a spring of water welling up to eternal life."