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. - John 4:14
In this touching excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ series of children’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion represents Jesus:
“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion.
“I’m dying of thirst,” said Jill.
“Then drink,” said the Lion…
“Will you promise not to do anything to me…?” said Jill.
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
Jill was so thirsty now that … she had gone a step nearer.
“Do you eat girls?” she asked.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. . .
“I daren’t come and drink,” said Jill.
“Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion.
“Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”
“There is no other stream,” said the Lion.
If you’re thirsty, there is no other stream than the living water offered to us in Jesus. Drink of the living water He offers to you.
“When by the Spirit of God, I understood these words, ‘The just shall live by faith,’ I felt born again like a new man. I entered through the open doors into the very paradise of God!” - Martin Luther (1483-1546)
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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.