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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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verse 5: “Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.”

I’ve mentioned before enjoying the old Saturday morning cartoon Superfriends. During that first season of the show, the majority, if not all, of the “villains” were not really evil, just misguided in their attempts. They usually learned that what they did was wrong, or at least saw that they could’ve accomplished their goals through less selfish means. Most of them regretted the harm they caused.

But there are those in the world today who do not understand the concept of justice; they only see “their” way as the right way…because they don’t know God’s way. We are not dumb or misguided (as the world says) for wanting to follow God’s way; He knows what’s best for us. Because we follow God’s teachings, we can understand it all. Like Him, we need to love the sinner, but hate the sin. To quote the old question in our daily walk on this old world: “what would Jesus do?”

Something to think about today.

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