Yesterday I visited three cousins in Derbyshire. After a day’s walk, we went to an all-you-can-eat Indian restaurant. It was the size of a warehouse and hundreds of people were there helping themselves to the various offerings. It is always a good sign when the majority of the clientele are themselves Asian, whose standards of ‘Indian’ food are surely higher than the English natives’. I had a modest four courses and left feeling full, but not unwell, which previous patronage of such establishments warranted, on account of my determination to ‘get my money’s worth’. On this occasion, one of my cousins paid, so my parsimonious Yorkshire ancestry failed to activate.

That night, I was awoken several times by terrible thirst. Several glasses of water were downed within an hour of each other. I had enjoyed a couple of beverages while eating, but my night-time dryness could barely be assuaged. It might be the oily foods I selected, I do not know.

We need both food and water. A man before whom is spread a banquet of finest food will die of thirst if water there is not. The man who has water but little else may last longer, but he too will expire for want of filling his belly. We need both. The Lord Jesus claimed to be both Bread of Life and Water of Life, fulfilling all our spiritual needs. Furthermore, He preceded both titles with the phrase I AM- God’s name in Exodus. Christ is the God who provides all His people’s needs, in this life and the next.

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Genesis 22:14 King James Version

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