Monday, March 21, 2011

Looking Forward to March 27, 2011 -- 3rd Sunday of Lent

The Scripture Readings this week are:
  • Exodus 17:1-7
  • John 4:5-42

The sermon title is Turn on the Tap

Early Thoughts: Have you ever been REALLY thirsty?  The thick tongue, the pasty feel in the mouth, the headache, the lethargy...  What do you do then?

These passages are all about water and thirst.  Both on a literal and on a metaphorical level.

Water is vital for life.  Only lack of air will kill us faster (once you remove traumatic injuries from the equation that is).   On a metaphorical level the Living Water God offers to us through Jesus is vital for healthy Spiritual life.

The irony is that while the tap is there to be turned on so many of us go thirsty at times.  Why?  What would it take for us to see the tap and turn it on?  What would it take for us to hit the stones of our world to allow the living water to flow?

Water is life.  And so I have to ask: For what do you thirst?

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