Daily Worship

Taking the risk

Wendy May 19, 2018 0 0
Image credit: Christian Aid (Image of water collection in Burgabo, Marsabit county, northern Kenya, which hasn’t seen rainfall for two years, causing a devastating drought)

John 7: 37-38

37 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38 and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”’

You cried out.

Was it a spontaneous outburst?

or had you been standing there 

watching the weary crowds for a while?

Working up to your declaration.

You cried out.

Wanting to make sure everyone heard.

‘Anyone who is thirsty,’ 


And we all thirst, Lord, even you.


You cried out.

Raising your voice 

inviting the risk takers 

to come and to drink

and to become in turn

living water for others

letting justice and peace

flow down like rivers

You cried out and

so shall we.