Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bread for the Journey

It always amazes me how much the potted flowers depend on being watered to look beautiful all summer long. Daily sunshine and water keeps them going. As much as I love getting out into the garden to attend to the thirsty plants, there are days I loose track of time, I forget or I wrongly assume the little sprinkle of rain was enough, and soon those blooms give evidence of neglect.

The Bible tells us about a woman who was tired of going to the well every day. In reading of the account we know that she was speaking of physical thirst, but we also come to realize that she was searching for more than that. Jesus saw her heart and told her that . . .

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
In Matthew 5: 6 we read, 
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

The woman at the well accepted the words of Jesus and many believed in Him because of her testimony. They obviously saw the new life in her. When the thirst in our soul takes us to the Living Water we find the spring that keeps on giving. Yes, we still need to drink, but it is right there . . . . strength, guidance and comfort in prayer and in God's Word as we worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Lord, you see the dry lips, the parched hearts in our souls, the thirst we have tried to quench in all the wrong places. Take our cup and fill it up to overflow.


  1. Beautiful imagery Anneliese filled with truth and hope. I echo your prayer, asking the Lord to fill me anew.

  2. Precious picture and words! Thank you for this prayer today!