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My granddaughter, Sophia, loves to watch baking videos. She has enjoyed them now for years and she is only now five years old. Needless to say, she has learned much about baking terminology. This morning she and I made pancakes. I have used Aunt Jemima pancake mix for years. I always buys the original. It has always called for eggs, oil, milk and the mix. Today’s box, also the original mix, is now “complete” – only water needs to be added.

Sophia narrates as she adds ingredients and mixes, giving instruction much in the same way as the baking videos. And so this morning this was the instruction she gave….

“Add one cup of the all purpose water.”

She and I laughed together as even she thought she was funny. But it has nagged at me a little since then.

All. Purpose. Water.

Jesus had a conversation with a woman at the well one day in which He said this:

If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water. (John 4:10 MSG).

Jesus often talked using words that had double meanings. The woman could only think in terms of the mundane, that which she did every day – draw water from the well. The daily visit to the well was a necessity for people who lived within a dry and arid area. While it was true, Jesus could in fact draw water from the well for her to drink, He was referring to more. He was referring to the spiritual and eternal water that He could give her.

Jesus was offering her Living Water – that which could satisfy every need, every want, every desire, every thirst.

All. Purpose. Water.

He offers this water to everyone, anyone:

Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!  Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! (John 7: 37, 38, NLT).

Once one drinks from this well, all other wells will pale in comparison. For this is the Living Water that that tends to our souls like no other…

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. (Isaiah 58:11 NLT).

So, yes, you look at this picture and you see the ordinary – – pancakes, syrup and a spatula. But if you look closer, you will remember it was made with —-

All. Purpose. Water.

photo-63Today I linked this with Behind The Scenes and Three Word Wed. and Tell His Story and Wed. Prayer Girls and Doing You Well and A Little R & R  .