Friday, July 25, 2014

Come, Holy Spirit and Quench our Thirst!

We are a dehydrated people.  
Nothing will quench our thirst and end the drought 
but God pouring out his Spirit once again.  
Only a fraction of the promise was fulfilled 
at the time of the apostles.
Must it not now be fulfilled on a larger scale?
This stream of the Spirit will come--
let us await it with confidence.
The thirst is almost killing us,
and people are deteriorating both
inwardly and outwardly.
But now,
because we need this Spirit, 
God will give it again.

--Johann Christoph Blumhardt