river sandybrook

Day 45 If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink

Sandy brook runs through Fulwood in Preston unseen by most but the occasional dog walker. But its life giving waters feed the surrounding wildlife and vegetation. The green moss and plants lean down to drink its waters. How much more do we need to reach out and drink Jesus’ river of life. We need to find a place for prayer in our life. Just like there is a place for this river and it may not be a clean river, but it is feeding the land. There is a place for it. So there must be a place for our prayer.

John 7:37

Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

I don’t know if anyone else can sometimes just sit and phase out in a busy place and try to dwell on God, but I did tonight. With many people just rushing around it can be good to relax and think of God, and say a prayer in your head or quietly out loud. But retreating to a quiet room or place is the time we need to really build up our strength for the times to come.

Revelations 21:6

And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.

I have traced the start of the brook, or stream and it starts to emerge from some of the local villages as tiny streams and then they all come together, these then join other streams and make a flowing river which eventually goes all the way out to sea. Following a stream is a wonderful adventure and I remember many days exploring rivers with my wellies on. Water should be free for all, but there seems to be less water fountains and places to drink from nowadays. But in this verse of revelations we are clearly told the water of life in Gods kingdom will be without payment, it will be free.

Gods love is free, there is no compulsion, no threats. Accept Jesus as your saviour or not. What He offers for free though far surpasses anything we could pay him back with.

I pray we all understand the truth and live our days in love with one another and God.

Amen

with blessings

Graham 

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