On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'"
We come to Jesus for a drink,
and He gives us a river...
a river of Living Water.
(Thank you, Meredith, for the pictures in this post.)
My heart and mind have been consumed with these verses over the past few days.
Our Jesus is so wonderful.
He pours out His grace in abundance.
He never gives us stale or stagnant water.
He gives us Living Water.
The nine months preceeding Kaikai's adoption were difficult months for me. I had terrible, terrible insomnia, my spiritual life was weak and I was constantly striving to do all that I needed to do.
Our Jesus never wants us to strive.
He wants us to rest in Him. He longs for us to come to Him for a drink so that He can pour out His Living Water in our lives.
Last week, our Father, whispered to me, as His daughter, and told me that He had given me grace to come to Him...to experience His Living Water. This grace had come, in large part, through the adoption of our sweet son. The past two adoption journeys have especially been evidence of His grace in David's and my life. Literally, from the time that Grace and Stephen Yuankai were placed in our arms, we experienced abundant grace. Their gentle spirits, the trust that they offered so freely, the need to slow down and the miracle of adoption have all spoken volumes of the grace of God in our lives.
And within this grace, I can truly rest in Him.
And in the midst of this rest, I can simply come to Him for a drink.
And as I drink from Him, I am overcome by His River of Living Water.