Here He is…the Source of Living Water…asking for a drink! That reminds me of another time Jesus was thirsty…and it was a thirst that ended up quenching thirsty souls.
Jan Loyd is a child of God, a disciple of Christ, a Jersey girl, a former nun, a teacher, and now a wife of 48 years, mother of two, grandmother of 5 boys and finally a baby girl...these are just some of the hats she wears or has worn. Her hat as teacher has seemed to be one she’s worn her entire adult life, ranging from teaching elementary school, homeschool, adult ESOL and GED language and writing. But along with all of these opportunities has been her favorite above all the rest: teaching women the Word of God in various ways, Precept Upon Precept and Bible Studies she’s developed by the grace and tutelage of God along the way. The heart of the message that she delights to share is that we are in union with the Living God through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Currently you may find her on her devotional blog “A Branch in the Vine” where she shares several times a week and in her Bible Study/ devotional book The With-ness of our God: Relationship in Every Dimension.
We busily go through our lives, often thinking many kind thoughts and feeling loving, appreciative sentiments for our loved ones, but not stopping to put words and voice to them…nourishing the soul of ones we love.
What happens next in the unfolding drama of the crucifixion of our Lord is incomprehensible! It’s an abandonment so profoundly mysterious that it boggles the mind…but ravishes the believing heart!
We all go our own way — wandering off and needing God’s rescue. And we’re all faced with a choice (as these two criminals were), God’s salvation or our own. Yes, even as believers, “saved ones.”
So by entrusting His mother to His beloved disciple and friend, Jesus was “creating a new family based not on kinship to one another [blood relationship] but solely through their relationship to him.”
Time, that fleeting commodity that holds us while on this earth! Yet we can’t hold onto it! And for all of us, time is ticking away. We are closer to the end of our earthly journey every second that we live.