There is always a lot of life in and around a river. Even in an arid area like Egypt, you will find life, both vegetative and animal, along the banks of the Nile River. And backpackers know that all rivers and streams are important sources for water and are vitally important for survival. Interestingly, and instructively, our Lord Jesus likens the gift and sending of the Holy Spirit as rivers of living water...
14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
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Holmen, Wisconsin 54636