I stick my toe in the water. It feels cold to the touch There is a nudge on my back. “Go in, the water’s fine,” I hear from behind me. I place both feet in the water. I want to return to shore, but I take another step, then another, slowly wading into deeper water. My body becomes more acclimated to the water. I am now waist deep and a wave crashes over me. I lose my balance in the sand below, but manage to stay standing. Soon wave after wave pounds me, but I choose to stay in the water. Determined now to press on, I move into deeper water. Soon I plunge into the water, totally immersed. I feel the water surround me. For this moment the waves are gone. I rise to the surface. Waves are still present, but I am now thoroughly soaked with living water.

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’” – Revelation 7:17 (NIV)

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