The SoCS subject this week is “drink.”
We have been invited to “drink freely from the water of life.” This post today is to rejoice in the celebration of this—my first day of the fourth year since a near death experience.
- I rejoice because I have life—the kind of life caused by the heart pumping, the lungs doing what lungs are supposed to do, and all that other magnificent kind of thing that goes on without our thoughts causing it to happen. I am all kinds of thankful that the artificial aorta valve is doing what some wonderful brain someplace imagined, designed and created.
- I rejoice because I have life—the kind of life made possible by the functioning of all my senses. I hear, see, smell, feel, taste. I am glad. I am also amazed that even after five hours of my blood doing whatever blood does when the aorta dissects rather than go on its orderly way to carry oxygen to my brain, that my brain still works. I still do thinking, reasoning, reading, writing, and arithmetic.
- I rejoice because I have life—the kind of life that makes my spirit strong. When I sit and turn my mind to my Savior, his spirit “bears witness” with my spirit that he is here, he is near, he is so very dear. That term “bears witness” is hard to explain to someone who does not know Jesus. I can only best explain by saying what he said, “My sheep know my voice…”
So what does all that have to do with my SoCS subject of “drink.” It is because of Jesus’ words near the end of Revelations where he invites,,, “anyone who desires to drink freely from the water of life.” Drink freely of the Living Water. Rest in him; rest on him. Get so close you can hear the beat of His heart, feel the heat of his love, smell the aroma of his presence, and touch the breast that breaths life anew.