“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38 (NASB)
In the picture today is Loch Leven which is on the Fife and Kinross County boundary. Mary Queen of Scotland was briefly imprisoned within Loch Leven Castle in 1567. It is the water though that is my focus today, the loch which is just short of four miles long. From it flows the River Leven which snakes its way through Central Fife to its eventual end in Leven on the coast. Here it joins the mighty Firth of Forth.
I have many fond memories of trips to the loch, and the river at various locations including Leven beach. It has always been soothing to be at the side of rivers listening to the rhythm of the water, the current sings to you of the life it releases every day. It is a good analogy of our spiritual life, and such references of living water are found throughout scripture.
One of my favourite water stories is that of the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4). The conversation between Jesus and this woman is beautiful, our Lord is precise yet caring in leading her to the Truth. He refers to water superior to that in the well, living water bubbling up like a fresh spring. This eternal water quenches the thirst of every soul that drinks it. This sounded attractive to the woman, as it should sound to us too.
Dear reader, jump forward to John 7:38 where you will find great news! If you are a believer in Jesus Christ you have living water flowing through and out of you. By the work of the Holy Spirit living water flows continually from the Godhead in Heaven through you, refreshing you and those that you touch in love. Pray regularly and read your Bible brethren, that your living water may continue to flow freely each day.