Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 17 June 2020

What Would You Like To Drink?

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.(Isaiah 55:1-2)

Today’s Morsel:  If you have ever noticed, the first thing that a waiter and waitress will ask you after seating you in a restaurant is what would you like to drink?  They know that a drink in your hand will make you more relaxed and feel more comfortable while you wait to order your meal.  Do you ever get one of those moments that you start to crave for your favorite drink? When Jesus met the woman at the well in John 4, who came to draw water, He asked her for a drink.  Was this the real reason that Jesus asked her?  Or was there a deeper meaning?  Why would the one that created the water need water?  Especially when He is the one that gives us all things?  We must learn that when Jesus asks us for something, it is not for Him, it is for us.  The woman was the one needing the living water.  Not Jesus.  He knows the things that we have need of before we ask Him.  It did not take her long to figure out that it was not about natural water for Jesus, but spiritual water for her and others.  “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 7:37-39)  What would you like to drink?

Sing:  I thirsted in a barren land of sin and shame, and nothing satisfying there I found.  But to the blessed cross of Christ one day I came, where springs of living waters did abound.
Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, my soul they satisfy.  Drinking at the springs of living water, a wonderful and bountiful supply.

Thought For Today:  The fountain is still flowing.

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