And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street” (Revelation 22:1-2a).
These are word pictures where John is describing as best he can what he sees. How does one describe what one sees when they do not fully understand? Much of Scripture tells us about things as they will be in eternity. Are we even able to begin to comprehend eternity? God has written eternity in our heart and we long for our true home. We will not find the way on our own, for Jesus is the One who must lead us.
Jesus spoke several times about the living water. There was the tree of life in the middle of the Garden of Eden. The source of life is the One who created and sustains it. What He gives is pure, holy, and satisfying. He is the source. For all things and through all things, our Lord is the source. How simple that is to say, and how difficult it is, to build the whole of your life on this one, central, and eternal point. Make the Lord your source for everything.
God provides for the just and the unjust alike. We know there are both kinds, but we do not know who is whom. All we have are suspicions because we do not know another’s heart. Live as one who drinks from the well of God’s provision and no longer drink the polluted water of this world’s lies. Lord, You are with me always, as You said. Lead me in the life You give, my Lord and Savior, Jesus, and help me to live now and forever in and through You. Amen.