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Water gives life

Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in Sudanese every day life.

Which of these two pictures (above) is more like your Christian life today?

The River Nile enables Sudan to produce crops along its shores. These “donkey pumps” can often be heard and seen chugging their motors to raise water from the river into irrigation channels and on to feed the fields.

There are few things more sad than a pump that is not working!

The potential is there. The feed pipe is in the water. The motor and fuel needed are ready to work. But the “donkey pump” stands there lifeless.

Because it has no life in itself, it cannot pump the water of life through to the dry fields.

From time to time Christian people become like this dry and dead pump.

We know we should be different, but we also know there is a dryness in our personal time with God.

This quickly leads to a lack of productivity in our Christian life and witness.

Make time today. Meet with Jesus on your knees. Learn from Him. Love Him. And then live with Him. Get your Christian life working once again.

Jesus said: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him”. John 7:37-38.

February 2008.


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