Daily Dose, Lent — March 22

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, 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.’ ” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39     Daily Dose with Dr. Don Martin: Journey to the Cross, a Lenten Devotional   I’ve run out of gas twice in my life. I coasted into a nearby gas station on both occasions. So, I was spared the embarrassment and frustration of sitting on the roadside needing help. I’ve run out of the gas necessary to a Christian life on many occasions. It happens to us all. I’ve run out of joy and turned into a sour apple. I’ve run out of peace and found myself in conflict with people for no good reason. I’ve run out of trust in God, only to find myself anxious about the future. Jesus is the answer to this common disease of the spirit. He stood up in a prominent place on the last day of an important religious revival in Jerusalem and SHOUTED, “All who are thirsty should come to me.” So, if you are running on spiritual fumes, if the warning light is on in your soul, coast on into the presence of Jesus. He gladly gives us the water we need to live a glad and confident life. Dr. Don Martin