Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Living Water

WATER: The liquid that descends from clouds and forms rivers, lakes and streams. Water is essential to sustain physical life. We can go without food for days and even weeks. If we go without water for more than a few days we die of dehydration. Two thirds of our bodies are composed of water. Water is also great for cooking, cleaning, and many other things like recreation.

There is someone (I'm not going to mention any names) in my current area of service that is convinced that they are allergic to water. This is really funny because that's just not possible. Water is necessary for everything.

Much like water is essential for all physical life the Savior and his teachings (living water) are essential for eternal life.
In the New Testament, in John 4:13-14, Jesus Christ teaches a Samaritan woman at a well about living water.
 “Whosoever drinketh of this water (the water from the well) shall thirst again:
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”

Living water is the 'good news' of Jesus Christ. It is Jesus Christ's teachings and Gospel. We are promised Eternal Life and happiness as we tap into this living water and live Christ's Gospel teachings.

Water nourishes and supports growth. Why do deserts seem to be more void of life than any other places on earth? It's due to their lack of water. The same principle can be applied to our lives. If we use the living water, we are nourished and grow. We form a closer relationship with our Father in Heaven.

Just as water is used to wash our cars living water heals and cleans us. The Gospel can ease burdens of guilt that come from sinning. Jesus Christ can heal us as we let Him into our lives.

Last but not least Living Water brings joy and peace. It brings Eternal Life and true happiness. Also it brings that happily ever after that everyone wants.

Thanks for reading! Sorry I put a funky background on the text I couldn't figure it out...

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