The Taste of Living Water

by APC on March 04, 2020

My preferred beverage of choice? Water. Room temperature. No ice. Just plain, old water.

I’ve never understood people who don’t like water. Their biggest complaint? It has no taste. I’m flabbergasted because in my lifetime, I’ve experienced a gambit of great-tasting waters. The best flavors even stem back to my childhood. The tastiest water came from a washcloth or backyard hose. An occasional slurp from the pool or nearby lake was equally amazing. Even as an adult I’ve found that water derived from a well, lake, river, rain, etc. all have a unique great taste. Filtered or unfiltered, bottled or unbottled, I’ll drink it all.

Aside from being a universal beverage, I’ve discovered that water compliments every meal and it always quenches my thirst. It’s the only drink you can smack your lips and render a guttural, “Ah,” at the end of every sip. In my book, water is the end-all-be all drink.

As a self-proclaimed water connoisseur, I thought I’d tried every flavor and kind of water and would never find anything better. Little did I know I was missing out on the greatest tasting water one could ever find this side of heaven.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38, KJV).

When I learned there was another water variety on the market, I set out figure out how I could sneak a taste. Would it taste as great as the water droplets consumed from a yard sprinkler or natural spring water trickling down the side of a mountain?

Sampling living water isn’t as simple as picking some up on the next grocery run. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it can’t bottled up and sold on the shelves in stores. Why? Because it isn’t manufactured on the earth or found trickling down the side of any mountain. It’s a heavenly water, and only accessible when you seek the One from whom it generates: Jesus Christ.

Jesus met a woman in Samaria at a well seeking earthly water. He told her that if she, or anyone, sought Him, that they would find living water. This water would quench their spiritual thirst for an entire lifetime and be “a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14).

On a quest to taste this living water, and a journey of discovering Christ, I learned that Scripture challenges us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8). Therefore, you can only taste living water if you seek the Lord. And, once you do, you’ll find that it’s good…it’s really good.

So, I tried Him and discovered 2 things. One, I had no idea how dehydrated my spiritual man was. I drank, and drank, and drank. Truthfully, I’m still drinking. It’s not because God’s living water hasn’t quenched my spiritual thirst, I just want more of it! Two, I found living water to be the best tasting water I’ve ever had in my entire life—even more amazing than the water hose!

Just as I can’t describe the flavor of any water I’ve consumed in my natural life, I can’t describe the taste of living water. But, when you try it, you’ll know exactly what it tastes like and you’ll be coming back for more. If you’re not a natural water-drinker today, I challenge you to be a spiritual water-drinker. Get a taste of living water today and never find a better refreshment as long as you live.