Fountain of life

As our culture chases youth and tries to stop aging, we must remember that fulfillment comes from chasing after Jesus, writes Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr.

Glenn Burris Jr.
Glenn Burris Jr.

There is no fountain of youth. As our bodies age and we feel the weight of time, it’s easy to understand the great lengths people have gone to searching for one.

These days, we work to delay aging. We live in ways that make aging more tolerable and less painful. But denying reality doesn’t change the fact that we will age.

Rather than focusing on chasing youth or avoiding some of the pain of growing older, what we should do is focus on the Fountain of Life: Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6, NKJV). This fountain of life is not elusive—it’s real, “living water” (John 4:13-14).

We spend so much of our time chasing things that are only illusions. Today, remember that Jesus is the only pursuit that will ultimately satisfy.

Reflect + Pray

1. Do you fear the passage of time or aging? Release to God any fear of change in yourself.

2. Ask Jesus to again give you His “living water” to quench the thirst of your spirit.

3. Think about how you can encourage and include senior citizens in your community, drawing them into fellowship more.

4. Pray for Foursquare chaplains, and download the monthly prayer guide here.

Share your thoughts. See comments below, and add your own.

is president of The Foursquare Church.
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