The Fountain of Life

May 15th, 2015

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John 7:37-44

During the Feast of Booths, the people remembered the Exodus, the trek their forefathers took through the barren wilderness in order to establish them in the Promised Land. The latter part of John 7 takes place on the last day of this feast, while Jesus proclaimed his ministry.

One of the basic needs at any time, but especially during the Exodus, was water. Now Jesus stood and proclaimed that He was the fulfillment of the Jewish feasts. He was the end to all the laborious rules and regulations of the Old Testament. He announced the beginning of a new way of coming to God. The ultimate sacrifice that He would give would be the final chapter. People could come to him without spilling the blood of animals to atone for their sins. By the blood of Jesus, His ultimate sacrifice, the way to God was opened to all—Jew and Gentile.

That fountain continues to flow for us today, more than two-thousand years later. We need simply to come to Him with a repentant heart and a willingness to yield to His mercy and grace.

Author: Juanita Weir Nobles

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