What are we to believe? Are we to believe in God? or Are we to say that there is no God? Are we to believe that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15)? or Are we to say that we do not believe that Jesus is our Saviour? These are big questions. Dare we set them aside, as if they were not really very important? questions? There are different answers to these questions. There’s the answer of faith, and there’s the answer of unbelief. If we are to find the answer of faith, where is this answer to come from? Are we to learn from the Bible? or Are we left to figure things out for ourselves, and come up with the answers that appeal to us most?We’re wondering , “Does life have any meaning?” “If life has a meaning”, we’re asking, “How are we to find it?” Here’s something Jesus has to say to us. It’s something worth thinking about. He says to us, “Let anyone who is thirsty, come to me and drink” (John 7:37). Thirsty, drinking: what does Jesus mean? Is he saying to us, “When you feel that you need something more than the world has to give to you, come to me and receive, from me, “rivers of living water” (John 7:38). “Rivers of living water”: what does this mean? John tells us that Jesus is speaking to us about “the Spirit” (John 7:39). We read about “the Spirit”, and we may start to wonder, “Is this what has been missing in our lives? Is this what we’ve been searching for?” Listening to Jesus may not come easily to us. Our minds have become too filled with so many other things. Listening to Jesus and learning from him: this may be the most important thing we will ever do. Listening to Jesus and learning from him: this is what we are called to do, all the days of our life. Listen to Jesus, learn from him, and let the “rivers of living water” flow into your heart and out from your heart, in blessing, to others.
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Thanks, humble theology, Eileen and Krista, for liking this post. God bless each of you.