I received a leaflet this week with my Church Times, called Water; The Truth from WaterAid. On the front cover was a picture of a child full of smiles under a shower tap and breaking news, that for the first time in history 9 out of 10 people in the world have clean water!
How astonishing that is and we give thanks to all those who have made that possible.
I live in a country where the thought of not having clean water to drink is impossible. But not everywhere in the world has this necessity. Good news indeed that 9 out of 10m people now have clean water.
The image is of the spring of the River Jordan, where water flows effervescently and pure. Water is life giving, but so much more than that. It is the sign for us all that we need to be given that spirit from God, through Jesus. That life-giving water. When we thirst for something and are not sure what we need, it is that need to be quenched and full of God’s word and support.
Jesus is living water for a thirsty world.
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Rev’d Sue Martin