Today Jesus invites us to drink of the Holy Spirit.
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This is one of my favorite pictures. You may not think it’s all that great (and that’s fine), but I could stare at this picture forever.
An early lesson you learn as a photographer is that you take pictures for yourself, not for others. You’ll drive yourself nuts if you’re thinking about what will make other people happy; if you’re thinking about how many “likes” you’ll get on Facebook.
This picture has a special place in my heart because I was fishing with my son, Joel, something we hadn’t done together in years. We didn’t use this boat, but it wouldn’t have taken much for us to heed an invitation and hop in and rowing to a nice deep fishing hole.
Today we hear and invitation from Jesus.
“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.'”
John 7:37 English Standard Version
A couple of verses later we’ll hear that we’re to drink of the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost Sunday we give thanks to God for pouring out the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and upon his church.
Today Jesus invites you and me to drink of the Holy Spirit. When we drink of the Holy Spirit we’ll be more than satisfied. In fact, in the next verse Jesus reminds us that when we drink of the Holy Spirit a river of living water will flow out of us.
The Holy Spirit flows into the world where God has planted us.
So today Jesus once again invites you to drink deeply of his Spirit and watch as his Spirit overflows in your life.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner