At the Feast of Tabernacles, water was ceremonially poured out in remembrance of God's faithfulness and in expectation of His Spirit bringing renewal to Israel. That is the very moment Jesus chooses to make an open invitation and a bold claim. We are a thirsty people and are always trying to quench that thirst. But what well are we tapping into? The Spirit's depiction as water means only He can quench our thirst.
From Series: "Self Portraits"
The Holy Spirit can be hard to understand. So when the Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible, He included self-portraits – visual portrayals of the invisible Spirit of God. Understanding these visuals – a dove, water, fire, and others – can provide insight into how God’s Spirit works in and transforms Christians today.