For with you is the fountain of life; in your light
we see light (Ps 36.9).
If you knew the gift of God and who it is that
asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and
he would have given you living water (Jn 4.10).
Two passages are one idea. From the only true
source of light we are able to see light. If we are
not seeking that light, then we are in the
darkness, but it is also true that when we seek
the light, we are able to then experience the light
in a way that we never understood, while living in
darkness. From the only true source of living
water we are able to enjoy it. If we are not
seeking the living water, then we are unaware of
how thirsty we are, spiritually, but when we seek
the living water, from the true source, "the water
I give him will become in him a spring of water
welling up to eternal life” (Jn 4.14).
You can see light when you are in the darkness,
but you should be able to see the light ALL the
more now that you are in the light. You can see
the offer to your thirst when you are not thirsty,
but it is when you admit that you are thirsty that
waters well up to eternal life.
- Alex