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Jesus says, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me!’ John 7:37
I recently visited Jewel Cave in the Margaret River region of Australia.
Admiring the jewel-like stalactites and stalagmites, my eye is drawn to a brown root, the size of your forearm.
The guide says this is the root of a Karri tree, one of the world’s tallest hardwood trees.
First penetrating 10 meters of dry soil, the root descends from the roof of the cave more than 30 metres above our heads to the damp floor beneath our feet, bringing life, giving water to the huge tree.
Jesus says: ‘As the Scripture has said, out of the believer’s heart will flow rivers of living water.’
When Jesus speaks of living water, He is referring to the Holy Spirit who is given to everyone believing in Him – John 7:38.
When we are dried and shrivelled by the trials and tribulations of this life, the Spirit searches the profound depths of our inner being, for that source of living water, that which is of God in the heart of love, the jewel cave.
Jesus says: ‘Those who drink the water I give them will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh bubbling spring within them giving them eternal life.’ John 4:14
David James, Glencruitten House