By Emily VanDyke

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, 
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37-39 

By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Rivers are interesting bodies of water.  They are not straight and narrow; they are winding and weaving throughout landscapes to connect two bigger bodies of water.  In some places, the water will be rushing rapids.  In other places, it may trickle like a creek.  Still, in other places, it may move so slowly you wonder if it’s moving at all.  This all may happen within the same river, just within a few miles of each other. 

It’s a lot like life:  our paths we are on are not straight and narrow.  We are winding and weaving throughout the landscapes.  We may be rushing like the rapids, trickling like the creeks, or moving so slowly we may not notice at all.  There are different seasons for different reasons.  But the point is that we do not stop, no matter how slowly we go.  We are still reaching towards Christ through it all, and we know that He is with us no matter where we go (Matthew 28:20, John 14:16-17, Psalm 145:18). 

Where are you on the river?  Are you rushing like the rapids?  Winding from to and fro?  Trickling down the path?  At a seeming standstill?  

If you have an extra minute, read Ezekiel 47:1-12.
You will be blessed, and through it, you will be a blessing.

Brenda Jank and the Run Hard. Rest Well. team are thought leaders in the arena of Restorative Wellness. Find additional resources at www.RunHardRestWell.org. Contact us at: Brenda@runhardrestwell.org

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