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EVERLASTING GOBSTOPPERS

Posted: Friday, May 5

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22
John 4:4-42
Psalm 105:1-15
Proverbs 14:25

Verse of the day:

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 NLT)

 


Have you ever had a delicious treat that you wish would last forever? Well, Mr. Willy Wonka has designed such a thing! It’s called the Everlasting Gobstopper. Made for kids with very little pocket money, this succulent candy would last forever! No matter how long you enjoyed it, it would keep on going! Check out this clip from the film:

 

 

While that would be pretty awesome to have a candy that would last forever, we’re not quite there yet in reality. In fact, there’s very few things if any that truly last forever. Of all of the things you currently own, how many of them will stand the test of time? None! All will rust, break, lose pieces, or decay. 

 

When Jesus talks with the woman at the well, He promises her something that will truly last forever. He calls it living water. Now, both Jesus and her are at a well drawing water to bring back to others. When he brings up water, the woman of course thinks of a water like the water they are bringing up from the well. But Jesus tells her that this water is far more satisfying and lasting than the water near them. The water Jesus talks about is the Holy Spirit, our confirmation of salvation. And from this living water, the Holy Spirit, we can have life bubbling from within! I want life bubbling up inside of me! If you believe that Jesus is Lord and have a genuine relationship with Him, you have this living water! You can access life bubbling from within! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you life today and see the wonderful things He will do in and through you!