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Day 261/365

“On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and shouted, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink!” (John‬ ‭7:37‬ ‭CEV‬‬)

This festival was the feast of Tabernacles and the early church fathers record that it lasted for 7 days. Throughout the festival it seems that a priest would draw water from the pool of Siloam with a golden pitcher, then carry it back to the temple and pour it into a silver bowl next to the altar, accompanied by musicians and choirs. As the priest poured out the water he would pray to the Lord to send rain. In some rabbinic traditions, the water-drawing of Tabernacles is interpreted as the drawing of the Holy Spirit.

Understanding the powerful significance, Jesus stands up from his place on the last and most powerful day of the festival and declares to the crowd: “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.” Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, who would be given to everyone that had faith in him...” (John‬ ‭7:37-39‬ ‭CEV‬‬)

Are we sick of feeding on what the world considers as good and are we thirsty enough to cry out and come to the Lord of Life? ❤️

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