A couple of things happen once you accept the living water that Jesus offers… first, you no longer feel thirsty – the void has been filled and second, you just have this overwhelming need to go tell somebody about what you’ve found! That’s just what happens.
Mrs. Clopp was the sweetest little lady and the wife of our pastor at the time. I have no idea why my dad had his camera in church that day – but I love that I have this picture. This reminds me of the time when the Lord washed my sins away and I started a new life with Him. That Sunday evening I was baptized… I know – again with the WATER! Our salvation and baptism only happens because of God’s grace through Christ – and the blood that Christ shed on the cross at Calvary. What a great thought to ponder on this Good Friday! God loves us so much – I hope you know Him too.
I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I think my love of rain stems from this experience. It usually rains on my birthday, and I’ve been known to go outside and dance in it. Water is so cleansing and everything smells so clean, fresh and new after a gentle rain. I know that the water is symbolism, but it represents a very real work that happens inside.
No matter what happens in my life, how much I fall or fail or get into sticky situations… I have this time to revisit. God was there – I was there. Life gets messy sometimes and I am so far from perfect, believe me, but I know there is forgiveness waiting from the Lord as I move forward. I could have let things make me bitter in life, but I chose to learn the lessons and let them make me better.
Dance in the Living Water that comes from God. Remember that you may fall or fail or get into sticky situations… but your GOD will never fail you – ever! 🙂