Today’s Tasting-John 7-8
Jesus celebrated the Feasts of Israel with His family and friends. It was the Feasts of Booths, which were feasts that lasted seven days. The people built and slept in small shelters for the week as a reminder that the Lord brought them out of Egypt. They blasted trumpets and celebrated the Day of Atonement.
“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water!’ Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given because Jesus was not yet glorified” (John 7:36-39 ESV).
Today’s Nourishment: People were immersed in water, for cleansing of defilement and disease. In this common practice, called baptism, the pool must hold “Living Water.” Drops of fresh rainwater or wine mixed with water became moving water, and added to the baptismal pool the moving water became “Living Water.”
On “The Great Day,” the last day of the Feasts, the priests always filled jars with water from Saloam Pool and poured on the altar. This water mixed with the blood on the altar became know as “Living Water” speaking of the Spirit’s outpouring.
Jesus, I come to you and drink. Wash me in your Spirit. Let rivers of “living water” flow from me. Baptize me in your “Living Water,” Your Spirit and let rivers of “living water” flow from my heart.
Tomorrow’s Delight: John 9-10
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
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