The Water Man

Saturday, November 27, 2021
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As the harvest was gathered in this fall, many of us discussed our gardens — their successes and their failures. As we did so, I was delighted to discover that where certain vegetables had failed throughout town, all of our plantings had produced bountiful crops. However, I did not fool myself into thinking that it was due to my diligence and care, for I am one of the least experienced gardeners. I knew that what had made the difference for our gardens was the Water Man.

My family owns the water delivery service in town, and the Water Man, my son-in-law, faithfully filled our tanks and water barrels as often as three times a week all spring and summer. This was something that other town gardeners could not afford to do for their crops. Our extra water supply ensured that our gardens were never parched or dry or wanting for moisture, which in turn assured them of the best possible advantage for producing a bountiful harvest.

In a similar manner, Jesus is also the Water Man:

John 4:13-14 – Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (NIV)

He and He alone is able to provide living water freely, at no charge, to the thirsty souls who humbly acknowledge their need and ask. His water satisfies the longings of the human heart, longings that we often try to quench ourselves, through seeking to fill ourselves up with positive thinking, material wealth and objects, numerous relationships, addictions, power, influential friends, or jobs. Yet, amidst it all, without Jesus and the living water that only He can provide, we still thirst, always longing for more.

With Him, however, life changes. We become more than satisfied, never to thirst again, as through His Spirit, our lives receive His living water: the waters of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, faith, truth, wisdom, strength, courage, and His presence with us now and for evermore — eternal life.

Yes, when we choose to accept Jesus, the Ultimate Water Man, this is what the Scriptures tell us:

Jeremiah 17:7-8 – But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. (NIV)

If you haven't already done so, won't you choose Jesus, the Ultimate Water Man, today? I can guarantee that it's a choice that you will never regret!

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Jesus, the Water Man from Whom any one may drink and never thirst again. Bless us with open hearts today to come to the waters and drink, for He welcomes all to come and be filled for the asking. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.

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Atlin, British Columbia, Canada

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you.

    Great devotional! Thank you!

    Amen, Lynne. Jesus is the fountain head of living water! Blessings.

    Thank you, Lynne, for this encouragement to drink deeply from the waters of His love.

    How beautiful this quiet meditation is with your story and Paul’s intermingling! Thank you, Lynne for sharing your wisdom today.

    Thanks, Lynne for another wonderful page of inspiration. We also are so thankful to God that Jesus is our faithful Water Man.

    Thank you for the perfect analogy of Jesus as the Water Man. It’s wonderful what water does for gardens, and what Living Water does for our souls!
    Bless you!

    Dear Lynne,
    I love you description of Jesus as the “water man”.
    Jesus is our “everything.” Wonderful to be His child.
    I do enjoy all your writings. God Bless You.

    Good morning, Lynn,
    Good devotional this morning, as it happens, I wrote about water as well, a different experience, same message. Thank you for writing.

    Dear Lynne,
    What a beautiful and very encouraging devotional you have written. It is so true that by choosing Jesus in our life we will never “thirst” for joys in our daily life as He is ever there to shower us with His loving care. You have written a perfect analogy, and blessings to you for these devotionals you submit.

    Hi Lynne,
    I know from experience that sufficient water is so important to growing plants. It is great that you had such a bountiful crop.
    I don’t think I have ever heard of Jesus being referred to as the “Water Man”. It definitely fits and is a great analogy with great Bible passages to emphasize your point.
    Thank you for sharing your great creative mind.

    Dear Lynne:
    Thank you for another beautiful devotional! I am so glad that at the tender age of six, Jesus chose me! He gave me Christian parents and wonderful ministers. I will soon enter my 80th. year and I have a wonderful life, walking and talking with my Lord. He has blessed me with Christian husband, children, and grandchildren. Amazing grace!
    You are a very busy servant of the Lord’s and your devotionals are a pleasure to read.

    That is just what I was doing this past week at the military base. I was providing the water of Jesus in friendship and a listening ear for those who lost everything in a gas explosion in one of the residences. My last supper on base last night, I was thanked for taking the time to listen and be with these members of our military. I Praise Jesus for the opportunity to share the love of Jesus through our regular contact over a meal or meals.

    Great message as always Lynne.

    Another amazing devotional by you, Lynne! You have such a gift of words and visuals that bring the Scriptures to life and help us relate to your parallel examples! Thanks!

    Hi Lynne. As usual, I found your devotion most interesting. Sadly, it seems your province has received more than enough water lately, at least in some parts. I pray B.C. will recover well from the deluge of rain and resulting flooding.

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