By Andrea Merrell
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean.
Ezekiel 36:25 NLT
I watched as my young granddaughter wiped the kitchen counter. The task was going well until she came upon a dried spot of coffee. She wiped … and wiped … and wiped—with no results. She looked up at me and frowned. “It won’t come off.”
I reached over and turned on the faucet. “Wet your rag.”
“Oh,” she said, then did as instructed. When the spot came off, she laughed. “Guess I just needed to add a little water.”
We don’t realize how dependent we are on water until we don’t have it. A few years ago, my family was without water for three days. No showers. No flushing. No teeth brushing. No hand washing. Little cooking. We had to go to a friend’s house to take care of business.
The Bible mentions water over 700 times. Just as it is essential to our health and basic needs, it is important in our spiritual life as well. Jesus offers us “living water” (John 7:38). We’re told when we drink from that water, we will never thirst again.
But not only does that living water quench our thirst, it cleanses and purifies. For He (Jesus) died for us, sacrificing Himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God (Ephesians 5:25-26 TPT).
Jesus is waiting for a bride without spot or wrinkle. If you’re struggling today to get rid of the stain of sin, just add a little water.
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