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Advent Meditation: Let Anyone Who is Thirsty Come to Me

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Tuesday 10 December 2013

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””.

John 7: 37-38

You can survive any situation if your spirit is not broken. Look for the strength in others and yourself.

In Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela spoke of his time on Robben Island. It was there he realised that the authorities, by keeping the prisoners together, could not break his spirit and that of his fellow prisoners. Think of a time when you have drawn strength from others or from knowing that you would survive a situation.

Lord God, help us to realise that you are there to quench our thirst, and that even in times of exile, you are with us. Thank you for the fellowship of others which helps us to see you in friend and stranger. Thank you too for those times when we are alone, and can find you in the stillness that surrounds each one of us. May we never give up when times are hard, but look for opportunities to be sustained by you. Amen.

Introduction to our meditations

Meditation for Monday 9 December 2013

Meditation for Wednesday 11 December 2013

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