Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Come, All Who Are Thirsty

My reading this morning started with Psalm 55:1, "Come, all who are thirsty, come to the waters;" It immediately reminded me of this song, "For Those Tears I Died" that I first heard as a teenager when my youth pastor sang it in church, it spoke to my heart then and still does today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwIoSGY7bLY
"And Jesus said, Come to the water, stand by my side,
 I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied.
 I felt every teardrop when in darkness you cried,
 And I strove to remind you that for those tears I died"
My reading continued in Ezekiel 47 where the Bible shares the prophesy given to Ezekiel about the restoration of Jerusalem and the healing, life giving water flowing from the temple. Kind of fitting that the water flows to the Dead Sea restoring it, freshening it, giving it life and sustaining life. This meditation from The Word Among Us sums it up really well. http://wau.org/meditations/current/   Jesus is our new temple, restoring us from the death of sin and giving us new life in him allowing us to drink freely of the water of life. He quenches our spiritual thirst and is the only source that can. Searching elsewhere for this satisfaction is pointless. His love to us is free, he has already paid he price, as the song says all we have to do is pray, invite him in. He is knocking on the door of your heart, will you hear and open the door and let him in?

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