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Friday, January 14, 2011

"If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37-38).

Christ was soon to be crucified when he spoke these words.  Are you thirsty for eternal life? Jesus is addressing you, standing and crying out, saying, “Come to Me and drink.”  It is not a drink that profits the flesh, but the spirit, not offered at a feast, but at the cross, not poured from a pitcher, but from His side.  It is the blood of forgiveness and the water of life. 

Crucified, glorified,
The mercy of God flowed from His side. 
Poured forth, from earthen source,
Rivers of living waters course
Out of hearts who believe, out of souls who receive,
Rapid, lively, sweet, free. 
From the river of Eden, dawn of creation,
To the fountain of Christ, promised salvation,
Euphrates and Gihon!
Hiddekel and Pishon!
Praise and elation!  These currents are strong!
Praise and elation!  These names like a song!
Rapid, Lively Running Water, Bursting Forth Sweet on Heaven’s shore,
Fertile Stream, Flowing Freely for ever and ever and ever more!

Author: Carolyn Roehrig

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Carolyn - this poem is AMAZING. I am so glad I took the time today to read your last post.