Take a prayer walk with us through nine cities of Iran. We will highlight for you the physical dynamic of water and its correlated spiritual meaning. We look to the Source of living water to fill the thirsty hearts of Iranians this Nowruz season!
Certain communities like Tabriz enjoy natural sources of water nearby. Other communities like Yazd have always had to transport the water. Sadly, many communities in Iran are like a third group, surviving by a once prolific body of water now gone dry. The community of Isfahan and the Zayandeh River, ironically translated River of Life, have been joined together for millennia. However, through years of mismanagement and resulting lack of rain, the river is bone dry. Iran is suffering from a decade’s long drought.
The drought is a symbol of the people’s morale under the Islamic rule. Human efforts at Paradise seem to only make conditions worse.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
Jesus is the one who can heal a “rud khuneh” (“river” in Persian), and heal people. Heaven is powerful enough to fit into a person’s heart.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, …on either side of the river, the tree of life… The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:1-2)
In great hope, we pray…
“Jesus, You are the hope of the nations, the hope of individuals. In Your great mercy, come satisfy the thirsty, physically and spiritually. They need water, living water that will flow from deep within that no drought or man can steal. We thank you for Your Beloved church you have already healed and satisfied. Now raise up Your church inside Iran to be a conduit of Your living water!”