On the tops of the houses in our neighborhood most people have a water tank. The wells under our houses are filled with water from the water company. Then the ‘bombas’ pipe the water from the wells to the tops of the houses. That water flows down through the plumbing so we can flush toilets, wash dishes, and shower.
Currently, somewhere along that process, a mishap happened. I turn the faucet and water doesn’t come out. I push the handle in the bathroom to no avail. Can you say stinky? We don’t freak out. It’s happened before. It will most likely happen again. I will call the landlord’s son and he will come and fix whatever is awry.
From the topmost room of our house we can see the statue of Christ up on it’s hill. A water tank almost obstructs the vision. So in this photo, taken out the window of our home, a water tank is next to the image of where we find true refreshing.
There come times in our life when something seems stopped up. Confusion. Loss. Depression. Fear. Contention. All these and a long dirty laundry list of other things can be the cause of turmoil in our hearts.
When does hope come?
We can call on the Son of our LORD to fix whatever has gone awry in our spirits. He can bring refreshing to our parched souls.
Drink in these words…
Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.” – from John 4
The water piped into our house gets used and flows back down the drain. Yet the water Christ gives to our souls comes as refreshing from within. Circumstances don’t change it. The Heavenly resource never runs dry. We become the fountain of life as His water flows through us.
May our physical dependance on water be an ever present reminder of our spiritual dependance on the Water of Life.
May we drink in the water from Christ with grateful gladness, like a child playing in a fountain on a hot day.
May we offer this water from the eternal spring flowing in our souls to those around us suffering from a spiritual drought.