Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. (John 7:38 NIV)
There is something very soothing about watching water, whether it be at the beach, a small stream, or a flowing river.
The flowing of water can be very peaceful with a trickling of sound, or gushing violently in the wake of a storm. Water is life-giving and it quenches our thirst.
In today’s verse, Jesus is speaking to those who believe in Him, that He would give rivers of living water flowing from within them. The purpose of this water is to cleanse the impurities and to show power in times of adversity. When we are filled with the living water of Jesus, we are conduits of His love and power to others.
Let the river of God’s love flow through you today.
"Rivers of water will flow because a River-Maker is in you. That’s the point. You will never have to search again for a source of satisfaction for your soul. Every river that needs to flow for the joy of your soul will flow from Jesus. When you come to him, you get him. And he never leaves."
- John Piper