Sunday, March 23, 2014

No water - town dies - nothing to support life
Around water we see life springing up
 water hole in the plains
 pond or creek in the forest
 oasis in the desert

Jesus promises water to a woman at a well. Did you ever think of this irony?
 no bucket
 no rope
 she has as much water as she can drink
Jesus promises the water of life - the Holy Spirit -
 remember from last week, man shall not live by bread alone
 What does Jesus have to give his people? All they could ever need.

What are his promises to us?
 care forever

How will we live then?
 gather around the oasis
 trust Jesus to give us the living water
 feed on his promises in Word and Sacrament
 hold to him

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