Pentecost Dove by Todd Pick, Word Made Image Liturgical Art

Tongues of Fire and Water from the Heart

Scripture: John 7:37-39 (NRSV)

Water. Water is mystical and unpredictable. Most liquids contract when they’re chilled, but water surprisingly expands when it reaches freezing point. You’d think ice would sink, but surprisingly ice floats on water rather than sinking down. Water’s tasteless, but we love the taste of it. We’ll travel long distances and shell out quite a bit of money, just to see water in the sunshine. Watermelon is 92% water, dogs are 80% water, cats are 67% water, you and I are 60% water. We know the importance of water: it regulates our body temperature; helps us digest food, flushes out our system, oils our joints, water carries oxygen throughout our body. We can’t live long without it. Our passage is a water-shed moment in Jesus’ ministry where we learn that Jesus is water to our souls—being the very personification of water to all of life. “All who are thirsty, come to me and drink.”


May 31st Service Bulletin and Bible Study

Sermon Artwork: “Pentecost Dove” by Todd Pick (2008), Word Made Image Liturgical Art

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