Tag Archives: Water

Leave your jar

John 4 tells the story of Jesus’ unlikely conversation with a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. It was an unusual interaction because: 1) she was a Samaritan and Jews did not talk to Samaritans; and 2) she was a woman … Continue reading

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I am a stone jar

I am a stone jar. I look like this. Day after day I am filled with tepid water and then emptied. Full, empty, full, empty. The people appear to be washing, but I’m not sure why. They usually don’t look … Continue reading

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Pools of blood

Perspective is everything. In my walk with God, I’ve learned through multiple personal failures that my state of mind dictates my response to external circumstances. I can either choose to see God as sovereign or I can make myself master … Continue reading

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Stay thirsty my friend

I’ve been thinking about thirst and being thirsty. Hydration has become ubiquitous in American culture. For example, I’ve watched athletics change from my high school football days where water breaks were minimized because it meant you were soft to watching … Continue reading

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On the water

I’ve been pondering the symbolism of water in the Bible. I have lots of thoughts. Here’s the first… Matthew 14:25 is not the first time Jesus walked on water. Read Genesis 1:2. He’s been there before!

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Water into wine redux

Jesus’ first sign (or miracle) is recounted in John 2:1-11. At the Cana wedding, the host ran out of wine prematurely during the wedding celebration. Jesus demonstrates his ability to change, to redefine, to replace the mundane with the fantastic … Continue reading

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Wine and Michael Jackson

If you’ll bear with me for a moment, I’d like to offer you two quotes to examine. The first is from the song “Black or White” by Michael Jackson. It embarrasses me (significantly, I’m an 80s heavy metal child) to … Continue reading

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