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Digging Deeper – April 26, 2019

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name,

He gave the right to become children of God,”

John 1:12 (ESV)


 

GOD’S RESCUE PLAN: RESPOND
 

Scott Harrison, founder of Charity:Water, shared this story: “I recently had the chance to visit Charity:Water’s very first project. It was a well that we had funded on my thirty-first birthday and then built in the IDP camp of Bobi, Uganda. The sprawling camp of 31,000 people had cleared out, leaving a small village of about 500. And while our old well was banged up from a decade of use, clean water still flowed. It was incredible to see. We calculated the handle must’ve been pumped about 50 million times. When I looked around at all the kids in the village who were 10 and younger, I realized they’d never had to drink dirty water in their lives. A simple piece of infrastructure had broken a cycle of disease and despair for generations to come. When I go on trips like this and meet with the people we serve, they often talk about their lives as having two distinct periods: ‘before the water’ and ‘after the water.'” (Scott Harrison, “There’s Hope Even When There’s No Finish Line,” Relevant magazine)

 

Our life “before the water” and our life “after the water” is a great way to look at the difference that Jesus makes in the life of people who come to Him. Jesus used this water analogy when He met a woman at a well:

 

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.’”  John 4:13-15

 

Our response to Jesus’ Easter rescue plan is to receive what Jesus offers us by faith. Jesus offers the living water of eternal life to anyone who will receive it. Take a few minutes and think about your life in terms of what it was like before you received Jesus and living water and what it has been like since you received Jesus. If you don’t have a before, take some time now and like the woman in John 4, ask Jesus to give you His living water. To dig a little deeper today, take some time and read of all John 4 and ask God to nourish your heart through His word.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name,

He gave the right to become children of God,”

John 1:12 (ESV)


 

GOD’S RESCUE PLAN: RESPOND
 

Scott Harrison, founder of Charity:Water, shared this story: “I recently had the chance to visit Charity:Water’s very first project. It was a well that we had funded on my thirty-first birthday and then built in the IDP camp of Bobi, Uganda. The sprawling camp of 31,000 people had cleared out, leaving a small village of about 500. And while our old well was banged up from a decade of use, clean water still flowed. It was incredible to see. We calculated the handle must’ve been pumped about 50 million times. When I looked around at all the kids in the village who were 10 and younger, I realized they’d never had to drink dirty water in their lives. A simple piece of infrastructure had broken a cycle of disease and despair for generations to come. When I go on trips like this and meet with the people we serve, they often talk about their lives as having two distinct periods: ‘before the water’ and ‘after the water.'” (Scott Harrison, “There’s Hope Even When There’s No Finish Line,” Relevant magazine)

 

Our life “before the water” and our life “after the water” is a great way to look at the difference that Jesus makes in the life of people who come to Him. Jesus used this water analogy when He met a woman at a well:

 

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.’”  John 4:13-15

 

Our response to Jesus’ Easter rescue plan is to receive what Jesus offers us by faith. Jesus offers the living water of eternal life to anyone who will receive it. Take a few minutes and think about your life in terms of what it was like before you received Jesus and living water and what it has been like since you received Jesus. If you don’t have a before, take some time now and like the woman in John 4, ask Jesus to give you His living water. To dig a little deeper today, take some time and read of all John 4 and ask God to nourish your heart through His word.

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