Running water. What a blessing! I turn on the faucet, and out it comes. Sometimes the water is hot. Sometimes it’s cold. But the water is consistently clean and available.
I think Jesus was like that. Consistent and available. When people drew near, He gave clean, clear water. Sometimes a hot rebuke. Sometimes a refreshingly cold wake-up. But always life-giving water.
Scripture tells us our faucets aren’t so consistent.
“If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check . . .With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” (James 3: 2,9-10 NIV)
For our water to run clean and clear, to…