Come To The Water

“Come to the Water” written by John Foley, performed by Matt Maher is a lovely worship song.

The Lord’s sweet invitation in this song blessed me in church today. The lyrics are lifted right from Isaiah 55, and it harkens to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. God’s kingdom-qualities are not in line with those of the rich and powerful, but rather the poor and lowly. “Listen, listen to me…and you will delight in the richest of fare.”

p.s. I do not know WHAT that suitcase at the end is about (is it supposed to be the Holy Spirit?). I chose this video for the lyrics included, not the feather-filled suitcase. 🙂

Isaiah 55

Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a ruler and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”

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3 thoughts on “Come To The Water

  1. Girl you have got to figure out how to put a share button on these! I posted something earlier in the week from a Billy Graham devotion I was reading and it prompted much debate, which is not what I intended, but I know why the debate took place. When the Lord lays something on my heart, I share and leave the rest to God. Your post today is perfect and spoke right to me! Love ya, summer soon!

    1. Actually the woman at the end with the suitcase (yes, perhaps representing the Holy Spirit) reminded me of Hillary Duff.

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