Friday, March 17, 2017

Logos: Exodus 17:1-7, John 4:10

Compare two lectionary readings from this week. One of them is from Exodus 17:1-7. 

From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded.  They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. (verse 1) ... And God says to Moses (in verse 6a): "I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink."

And then look at John 4:10: Jesus answered her, "if you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

I am told that when you are thirsty, you have gone too long wtihout water. Do we do that? Do we go so long without contact with God, without asking for living water, that we get thirsty? When we do, do we trust that God is the provider? That reaching out to God will supply us with what we need? When we go so long in the desert, do we remember the source of the living water we need?

Or do we stay thirsty, when God is offering us life?



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