Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14, NKJV.
Because of allergies and other physical concerns, we have become label readers. We know which words to check for on the labels to see if something we would like to enjoy is going to cause pain and discomfort later. My husband was reading a label one evening, and he came up with a riddle for me to share with you. What has zero percent Daily Value, but is essential to your life? If you read labels, you will notice that any water bottle label says that water has zero percent Daily Value, and yet it is essential for our survival. Water has zero minerals, sodium, fat, or calories—therefore, it has zero percent Daily Value—but you cannot live without it. Many of our bodily functions depend on water to be able to function properly, and yet those responsible for labeling the bottles say it has no value.
There are those who say that the Living Water has no Daily Value either. They say it does not contain cultural essentials, it is full of old-fashioned insights, and it does not have anything that pertains to the here and now, so it could not possibly have worth. And yet, it is essential to the survival of our souls. The Lord says, “He who drinks this (earthly) water will thirst again, but he who drinks the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.” Jesus gives the Water of the Word to satisfy our souls. He opens the wellsprings of water hidden in the pages of His precious promises and will douse us each day with the reassurance of His presence and His strength—even if the world says the Living Water has no Daily Value. We know better. We know the physical body needs physical water and the spirit needs His Living Water. The label may say something different, but we know we need it. Have you had your essential zero percent today?
Thought provoker: Have you received your Daily Value of Living Water today? Regardless of what others may say, you need it—make sure you are getting enough from God’s Word to satisfy your soul.
Lord, thank You that You have provided all the Living Water my soul will ever need. Please help me to remember to drink deeply at your well and to let my soul be satisfied with Your Living Water. Amen.
Hope you have a good, Godly day!