Monday, June 14, 2010
Come to the Water
We saw these beautiful Hays Creek Falls along HWY 133 north of Marble. A father and his two children were at the base. The noise was deafening. The two daughters told us to go back because it was scary and the footing was slippery. Yet, the vista drew me across the road to the base of the falls. The waters poured out and swirled around tree limbs and rocks as they made their way down the red canyon walls.
Have you heard the voice? Have you gotten the invitation? Jesus, himself, invites you to the water of life. He tells us in John 7 to come to him and drink. Has He sent out the invitations to those who are prettiest, done the most work, done the least harm, have better jobs, or just those hopeless drunks on a street corners and the critically ill? Does He want those most talented, or those that have the least disease? Does he want men, the best-dressed, and the smartest first?
I am to understand that He has sent the invitation freely to all His children, without respect of persons. It is not our goodness, or sex, or anything of ourselves that gets us to come to the water. It is responding to the love that calls us to our fountain of every blessing. We need but drink to have that thirst removed from our souls. The water runs with grace and mercy; it gives us peace that passes all understanding.
So, come to the water! You have the invitation to come as you are. Come walk in the stream of everlasting life.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.