Christ does what was prophecied
Eternally, and for ever, in heaven, says St. John, Christ says and is and does what prophets prophesied of Him that He would say and be and do. “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star. And let him that is athirst, come: and whosoever will, let him take of the Water of Life freely.” Forever Christ calls to every anxious soul, every afflicted soul, to every man who is ashamed of himself, and angry with himself, and longs to live a gentler, nobler, purer, truer, and more useful life, “Come, and live forever the eternal life of righteousness, holiness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, which is the one true and only salvation bought for us by the precious blood of Christ our Lord.” Amen.
About the author and the source
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) is recognized for his novels Westward Ho! and Hereward the Wake (among others) and his children’s story, The Water Babies. A churchman, he wove Christian themes throughout all his books. After his death, his wife Fanny compiled a thought for each day of the year from his publications and manuscripts. Here is today’s.
Charles and Fanny Kingsley. From Water of Life Sermons, in Daily Thoughts. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885.