BREATHE – Day 8, February 24, 2021 – 40 Day Lenten Journey
About 15 years ago I remember standing in a resource room at a large church cleaning up following a week of Vacation Bible School. I leaned down to pick up a large tub of supplies and on my way back up everything went black. I slid down on the floor to lessen the blow if I fell completely over. My heart was beating erratically and I knew something was not right. After a month of wearing a heart monitor and numerous tests I was pleased to learn that my heart was in great health. But why the incident and would it happen again? Then my doctor asked me, “I know this seems like a strange question, but how much water do you drink in a day?” To my reply, “There is water in coffee and Coca-Cola right?” At that point in my life that is the only thing I poured in my cup. She explained to me that water is vital, essential and necessary for life and every organ in the body is dependent on it’s nourishment to thrive, especially the heart!
Our spiritual life is the same! We trudge through our daily routine depleted and thirsty for the life-giving water of a Savior that is vital, essential and necessary for life. We wonder why we are weary, exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, and dehydrated by life. The heartbeat of our spiritual life must be nourished by the source of living water, Jesus! As we journey through our wilderness seasons we are reminded that we are not alone. The source of life, the wellspring, comes through taking time to quench our thirst through drawing from the water of life in a Savior named Jesus!