Today’s Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"The Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes"
God’s living water is here for us and in us right now, ready to refresh us and heal our wounds. In this beautiful verse from Revelation, we see our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, in heaven, still bringing us to springs of living water even as He wipes away our bitter tears. Our Good Shepherd gives us sweet living water while He simultaneously lovingly touches us, caressing us, removing with His Own hand our every tear. What a tremendous image and truth this is, of our Shepherd giving us His sweetness as He Himself takes all of our bitterness, all of our salty, sour, painful tears.
The living waters of the Holy Spirit within us are intended to more than amply replace, with tender healing, all of our bitter waters. I believe God has given us this preview of heaven so we might receive this truth today. Right now, in this present moment, we have living waters flowing within us that our Good Shepherd has led us to, “from his innermost being will flow rivers of living water” (John7:38). So let us, in simple and childlike (sheeplike) faith, accept God’s Good Shepherd hand being applied to our tears. Today as you acknowledge, drink, and are refreshed by His living waters within you, also receive God’s loving, tear-removing touch and thank our gracious Shepherd that He loves you so much that He bends low to take away your tears.
In faith receive this now, taking His sweet living waters while allowing Him to come close enough to you to "wipe every tear from (your) eyes." And, if there are more tears tomorrow, then your Good Shepherd will take them too. Just keep drinking His living waters, with the additional knowledge now that as Christ leads you to the waters, He desires to wipe away your tears. Your Shepherd loves you so much! Hallelujah!