Living Water

Monday, February 4, 2013

 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.'" 
John 7:37-38

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 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.


Peter and Nancy said...

Thank you, Sarah -- it is so good to be reminded of this reality. During adoption especially, it's so easy to be overwhelmed by all of the unknowns . . . unpredictable court systems, unknown medical conditions, wondering if you will have all the patience and resourcefulness your child needs, etc. How good to breathe a sigh of relief and rest in Him.

alissa said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hi! I have prayed for you and your family tonight. May the little hearts heal and the bonds strengthen.


My daily prayer.

Aus said...

Great joy for you - it's soooo easy to get "lost" in the "needs" of life and our littles - and great to be home!

hugs - aus and co.

Cheri said...

When we were waiting on Eva's referral, I had the same issues. I didn't sleep or even feel well. I was striving on my own, without God. As much as I cried out to Him, I was still on my own. God has been whispering to me about that same thing this week; striving. I feel your post was God speaking to me, yet again. Thanks. And those sweet pictures....they melt my heart.

No Greater Love said...

Just love this. I have been reading about grace the past few days, (out of the Louf book) and it is so true, if it is from the Lord, He gives all the grace we need. :)

Kristen said...

I love this! And the photos are amazing- what a testimony to see the love between you two! this makes me so happy :))))))

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