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Rivers of Living Water

DSC_0278, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

Much of Jesus’s earthly ministry took place around bodies of water in Israel. Although this spillway from the lake at Keystone was splendid, its appeal is lacking when compared to the words of Jesus concerning “living waters.”

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

(But this spake he of the spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

John 7:37-39

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Rivers of Living Water”

what a cool picture, can i use it for a promotional event in pub next week, to illustrate what living water actually is.


I’m so thankful that I have received that living water. I wasn’t raised in church and I can remember as a child and young teenager feeling so empty and purposeless and scared to death of dying and going to hell. Ever since I received the Holy Ghost in 1979, I’ve never struggled with these things again. Jesus completely filled the longing and took away the fear. Praise God!


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