Dennis Burk (Texas)
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[Jesus] 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. - John 7:37-39 (NRSV)
I live in Texas, which can be extremely hot and dry in the summer. We recently endured a long, severe summer drought. Lakes that had once been filled with boats were dry, cracked dirt. People walked across river beds where they had previously gone swimming. Lawns that had been lush...
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