It’s funny, running down a dark lane and through the woods very late at night I have never come across anyone out for a walk. My legs plod forward feeling slow, and I can hear nothing but a breeze and then suddenly, screeching noises as trees start to rub together in the wind. It is in that moment that I click the lamp and afford an extra splash of light.
Fear can cause us to stall, to doubt, and to not act, it can freeze us like rabbits in headlamps. I felt nervy tonight as I ran, there was something about the day, but every time I felt this fear, I faced it headlong running into the darkest parts.
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Some flowers curl up at night, whilst others stay open all night, through the darkness. Where do you go to rest and recharge. My place is seeking the presence of God, and in this passage we see that even though you may seek other waters, they will always leave you thirsty. Jesus will never leave you thirsty, indeed He says a spring of living water will well up within us if we drink from Jesus.
Turn to Jesus and the torch can be bright all the time. Jesus died and then rose so that we could live, and live a fruitful life building God’s kingdom.
Dear Jesus, thank you for the conversations today and the rest and prayer. Help us all to be safe and to be healed from the sins of the world and protect and bless all our loved ones. In Jesus name. Amen.