Springs of Living Water

July 2013 027

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” Revelation 7:17

We have this promise at least three times in the Bible. Long ago, God promised through the prophet Isaiah, that His people would draw water from the wells of Salvation. Hundreds of years later Jesus Himself came and sat by a well in Samaria and promised a woman that if she would drink the water He was offering that it would become within her a spring of the water of life.

Yet God also holds a promise of living water for the future. It will be more than the joy the Israelites felt when they returned to their promised land. It will be a fullness even greater than the living water that began to Spring up in our hearts when we first received Jesus Christ as Lord. There is to come a Spring that irrepressibly bubbles up and pours out always new from a source deep in the heart of our God. He promises to lead us there daily to drink. There He promises to wipe the tears from our eyes and give us freely the fresh water of His own spring. How will it work? What will we feel? How will it appear?

Today can be your day to meet Him by the well. Today can be the day when you joyfully draw water from the Spring of His salvation. Then, when Jesus truly becomes your Shepherd and you follow Him in this valley, then one day on the mountaintop in Heaven He will show you the answers to every question. Uncertainty, pain, frustrations and tears will be wiped away by the fingers of Jesus Christ and you can drink the pure cool rushing waters of His eternal spring for ever and ever!