Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Looking for the Living Water

Today is "Fat Tuesday" -- Mardi Gras -- the last day to feast before the fast of Ash Wednesday. We are about to enter the "desert of Lent" as some would call it. But in the desert of Lent there are springs of living water and oases for those who would travel that way. Here is what David Rensberger says about it:

The great promise is that our thirst for God will be satisfied. Jesus, the endless source of Spirit flowing out like living water, calls the thirsty to come to him. It is when we hear his voice and turn toward it that our thirst begins to be quenched. And not our thirst only, for there is another promise in the gospel of John. For those who come to Jesus to drink, "The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life" (John 4:14).

The Spirit welling up within us is capable of overflowing into the thirsty world around us, so that our thirst for God's will, our thirst "to see right prevail" in that world, can find satisfaction as the world itself drinks in the love of God.

--from "Thirsty for God" -- Weavings, July/August 2000, 24.

To properly start off your Lenten Season, we will offer a 7:00 a.m. and a 6:15 p.m. service tomorrow, Ash Wednesday.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek
Photo: fountain at Sanctuary Cove

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