A Fountain of Living Water


Three blocks away from our house there is a walking trail that winds like a ribbon parallel to a creek and the woods along its banks. A large bridge gives passage across the creek and a view of the gurgling rippling water that flows beneath, with shadowy trees rising above the steep rock lined sides of this stream.

During a drought one summer, I kept checking on the creek. I dreaded the day I would reach the bridge, peer over and find the flow of water had stopped, but it kept flowing all summer. The water level did drop, but there was always some movement, always the soft pleasant singing of water passing under the bridge. I loved the music.

 And I thought about the fountain of Living Water Jesus is for us. I thought about the thirst in our lives that only He can quench. I thought about the satisfaction only He can bring. He is the answer to any drought in our lives and He holds the answer to all our needs.

For every frustration, Jesus comes to me with peace, He loves me and doesn’t want me to stay in an agitated and bothered state. I place the frustration in His hands and my thirst for calm and peace is quenched.

When I am worried, He comes to me with rest and fretting turns to trusting.

When I am lonely, He comes to me and promises to never leave me.

When I am uncertain, He comes to me with truth and wisdom and opens my eyes to see more clearly.

 When I don’t know where to go, He invites me to follow Him and trust where the path leads.

 Jesus is the spring of Living Water and fountain of life that flows through me.

John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”