The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” —John 3:8

 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. —John 3:17-18

 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. —John 3:36

  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” —John 4:10

 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.” —John 4:13-14

             Off in a distance you can hear the wind coming through the trees.  You know it came from that direction and is going by you.  You do not know the origin place of that wind and nor do you know where it will cease.  So it is with the Spirit of God.  You can see or hear His workings, but you do not know when or where His movement will come from or where His movement is going.

            When we are born of the Spirit we do not know what the race marked out for us looks like, but we yield to Holy Spirit to guide us down that race He has for us.  One thing, among many others, that we know is that those born-again by the Spirit of God will never be condemned.  Jesus took that condemnation for us and we received forgiveness, justification, righteousness and sanctification when we called on His name.  Praise God for the eternal life He has given us and we will never know the wrath of God!

            We received the “gift of God”— “The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  We will not thirst for something more when we are in relationship with Jesus.  He is our all and we need nobody or nothing else to quench our eternal longing.  Jesus satisfies and quenches that eternal thirst.

            Brother and sister let us rejoice as we have drunk the “water” that Jesus has given us.  Let us rejoice that we have been born of the Spirit of God.  Let us rejoice that we will never be condemned or know the wrath of God.  Let us rejoice that He has given us eternal life.  Let us rejoice that He has quenched our thirst.  Let us rejoice that we will be in glory with Jesus and all who love Him!

So now, Dear Father, may I not seek satisfaction from any cistern.  They are all cracked and worthless.  Only You quench the eternal thirst in a person.  I thank You for quenching mine.  Now may I live out the race You have marked out for me by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So may it be so!

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