Along this river as we walked, the sun shined and couples passed on the path. Cyclists whizzed by in groups and dog walkers casually walked by with dogs on leads. Life was thriving all the way down the Ribble estuary and life was good.
The River of Life
22 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
All things on earth are a shallow reflection of what is in heaven. How great must the real river of life be. Reading about the tree of life it sounds like something out of Charlie and the chocolate factory and the Lord of the Rings. What a wondrous place that must be. We must drink from that river, and as Jesus said to the Samaritan lady who asked where was this water, Jesus seemed to tell her about all her past husbands, but after this He says an important point that resounds with me tonight.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ).
“When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
We are the true worshippers and we are called to worship in Spirit and truth.
As I go and camp this weekend I shall dwell on what it means more to worship in Spirit and Truth.
May God fill you with His Holy Spirit evermore