The power to live and thrive is in the Water of Life
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“He also said to me, “It is done!
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge
from the spring of the water of life.”
Revelation 21:6 New English Translation
It takes plenty of water for cattails to grow, which means you won’t find them in a desert but along ponds where there’s an abundance of water, and here they grow prolifically.
Cattails grow abundantly because they have two ways of multiplying. Note the seeds on this flowering spike. In the fall these seeds are blown long distances where they take root next to other ponds, yet this is not the only way cattails grow. They also expand through their roots. All of this growth begins with and is sustained by water.
It’s hard to kill cattails once they’re established. The same is true of those of us who are attempting to follow Jesus. When we drink deep of God’s merciful water in Christ it is hard to destroy the faith that grows in us. That faith is nourished by God himself. There will be times when our growth is challenged by the circumstances of life but we continue to grow…and thrive.
As we grow, the seed of God’s Word is spread through us. Sometimes that seed drifts far from home and grows in the lives people we might not even know. At other times the growth happens through our roots, close to home.
All of this growth happens through the Water of Life. Jesus is our abundant source of this life-giving water.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner