Posts Tagged ‘living water’

John 4:11: “The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?” ”

Anyone who has been following these email/blog entries knows that I’m a fan of old Saturday morning cartoons. Chief among my favorite cartoons growing up was Superfriends. The episode I’m referring to today was titled “The Mysterious Moles”. It had to do with a speleology professor named Maximus Mole and his wife Minimus. They had discovered a deep, underground cave world (which they named Molesville) where rocks and trees have some form of ambulatory life thanks to the water source of the area; they named this strange water “walkwater”. Using walkwater on boulders and trees in our normal above-ground world enabled them to animate the boulders and trees to “help” them in “borrowing” massive air conditioner units from skyscrapers; they were using them to try and cool the area around the volcanic vents in the cave so they could harvest massive diamonds that lay around the vents. Their thefts of the units is what brought them into conflict with the Superfriends. Such a fanciful term as “walkwater” was interesting to someone like me who enjoys comic book fantasy.

Living water, which Jesus spoke about, is no fantasy, yet was always a fascinating term to those who read the Bible story of Jesus’s encounter with the woman at the well. A water that you could drink and never thirst again? Sounded too good to be true…yet it’s true. I always enjoyed the various ways that Jesus referred to the gift He brings…the gift of eternal life through Him. He spoke in terms that you and I (and the woman at the well) can understand…but the true meaning is so much deeper and satisfying.

Even deeper than a bottomless cave called Molesville. 🙂

For your information: walkwater is a cartoon term…living water is real…and free!

Something to think about today.

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Proverbs 23:29-35

verses 29-35: “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly, At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper, Your eyes will see strange things, And your mind will utter perverse things. And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast. “They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink.””

I have never been drunk…I don’t drink alcohol. I think the closest I’ve been to such a feeling was when I was on a prescription painkiller for post-surgical pain recently. I made the mistake of taking a dose of that medicine on an empty stomach. It wasn’t 30 minutes later, my head was swimming, and I couldn’t think straight. Make no mistake, the pain was gone alright! I managed to get into bed, and didn’t remember anything until next morning. I reflected later to my wife on what a weird feeling that was.

Solomon speaks on strong drink several times. The proverb here paints the picture of the drunkard…one who falls for the lure of the wine, regardless of what happens: how it numbs his perceptions, how it loosens his mental faculties, how he remembers nothing of what happens during his stupor, and how he wants only another drink when coming out of it. There are a lot of temptations in this world; alcohol is just one of them. Be on guard against the addictiveness of the world’s version of respite from your problems. Instead, seek the living water offered by the Great Physician. Jesus is the answer.

Have a better day in the Lord!

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