A Living Relationship With God

      A missionary to India had been speaking about how Christ is the “Water of Life.” His passage from the Bible was from John 7:37-38. He then pointed to a spring close by where people were drinking and filling their pots. A Muslim was listening, and then said, “Your religion may be compared to a little stream of water, but Islam is like a great sea.” “Yes,” the missionary graciously replied, “but there is just this difference; men drink sea water and die of thirst, while they drink of the Living Water, experience eternal life, and never thirst again!”1

      “Jesus stood, and He cried with a loud voice, ‘If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water” (Matthew 7:37 – 38).

      “Religion is living up to a standard. Christianity is a living relationship with God.”2


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  1. The Adult Teacher, Vol. XXIV, January, February, March, 1950, No. 1, Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, MO., p. 26
  2. Christian Clippings, P. O. Box 3867, Holiday, FL, 34692, December 1998