‘Let everyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift’
There are many words, many commentaries, many books, many WordPress posts written on our Lord’s invitation to come receive the water of life as a gift. This is one more. One more written in love, testimony and gratitude for the Love of my Lord, for mercy and grace so freely given to me.
I had not realised how tired and weary I was. So much to do. In a church there always is, and I was grieved and troubled because, the Lord called me to put my tasks on one side and just sit, in stillness and quietness with Him.
Why? Why should He say, “Come, be still.”
Because,” He says, “There are many things I must speak to you about . Many things you must hear”
I saw a hand cupping clear, refreshing water.
“Because you are very thirsty. Don’t refuse me this. Don’t say to Me that there are others who can serve Me better, others who can speak, others I can send. I want you.
I came to you, to your house, I came in, now you must come Come and sit at my feet. I know you are worried, I know you are anxious and I know no one else will pick up the tasks you put down but put them down you must.
I know in serving others you’re serving Me, but serve Me first in this ONE THING. Come, listen and speak to Me. You are my friend.
I know you are thirsty. And, I know this is not for eternal life, you have that how could I withhold that, from my dear friend? No, you are thirsty, always thirsty for this one thing only, and that is,
My company, my love.
Yes, I see you shaking your head; yes I know I am always with you. But my beloved friend; when will you turn your attention and eyes away from waiting on others? Don’t you know, even now, that I always wanted your eyes, ears and hands for myself?”
The costly ointment we can give to anoint the feet of Jesus, is our whole, undivided self.
Scriptures from NRSV – Ps. 27.8, Rev. 22. 17
Photo: my own.
The message from Jesus from Jesus, on a day I did not expect it, like Martha I was too busy ….