Speaking the Truth
Wednesday, March 17
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink.” John 7:37
Jesus and his people were celebrating the Festival of Tabernacles. It
marked God’s provision of water in the wilderness and the annual
harvest. Throughout the eight day festival, Jesus kept a low profile
because his teachings had become controversial, especially when he
broke the law and healed on the Sabbath. However, on the festival’s last
day, Jesus loses constraint and speaks the truth quoted above. Jesus’ bold
claim of being the new provision of water from the new living God
shocked many. I’d have looked skeptically at Jesus, thinking, “Well, we’ll
just have to see about that.” Yet, I want to witness like Jesus, moved by
the Holy Spirit and crying out the truth loudly.
Heavenly Father, Help me to listen as the Holy Spirit guides my thoughts,
words, and actions. May I feel the joy of your presence in my daily life.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Rozanna Bejin, St. John’s Lutheran Church