Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
Jesus used several different metaphors to help us understand His nature and why He came. In John chapter 7, there are any number of ways He could have talked about His “living water.” I believe He used this imagery on purpose.
Rivers – flowing – in some translations, the word is fountains. It all paints the same word picture.
Flowing out to those around us, life-giving water of the Spirit.
It isn’t just for our benefit that we place our faith in Christ. When we do, the life-giving, life-changing water of His spirit will flow to those around us. It can’t be helped – that’s what rivers do. We bring His healing living water to a dry, thirsty world.
Don’t try to keep Him bottled up inside. Let those rivers flow! We were meant to share Him with our fellow man. Let the Spirit guide you to those who are thirsty for Him.