Saturday, February 11, 2017


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It does not matter how much we expend ourselves for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and in the service of our neighbors, there will always be enough water to go around. We and those we serve will be renewed and refreshed. 
Spiritually, however, we do not need his bottle because the source of the living water that leads to life eternal lives inside of each of us. We take it with us. We simply need to continually draw from it.

When we exercise our bodies, we expel water through sweat. Once the water leaves the body it needs to be replaced. So when we exercise, we bring water with us.

When we exercise our faith, the waters of our baptism flow from us to those we love and serve. We have been blessed to be a blessing, to share the love of Jesus with all whom we meet.

The good news is that the waters of our baptism never run out or lose their effectiveness.

We are baptized only once because Jesus is living water, growing inside of us into a fountain. Once we have had a taste of that water, we will never thirst again.