There is a Fountain!

Father,

So many are in need today –

broken hearts

broken spirits

broken bodies

a broken world.

Every phone call, every text seems to bring a new dose of trouble and pain.

We struggle to keep going, to breathe the next breath, but life just keeps happening. Needs grow so far beyond our capacity to manage. We are parched from the journey.

Where is comfort, Lord, when hearts are shattered, and dreams are scattered and crushed by the steamroll of life’s events.

Where is hope when sorrow has dimmed the light in our souls?

Where is grace in the harsh reality of daily living?

Comfort, hope, grace – these three necessary vitamins for living in this world of despair – seem in short supply. Accounts that draw their bounty from the resources of this life only are overdrawn. Their wells are dry, and devastation  knocks at the door.

But, there is a Fountain!

Jeremiah 2:13 calls You the Fountain of Living Water.

Living Water – not stagnant or still but flowing into and through the hearts of believers everywhere. Filling up and splashing over the top Living Water.

Giving hope where life seems hopeless.

Granting grace and peace right in the middle of turmoil.

Infusing life into the dry cisterns of our hearts.

The woman at the well in Samaria met this Living Water, and she was never the same.

Father,

You are our Fountain of Living Water, and

You never run dry!

Fill us up today, Lord. Flow in us and through us to a world in need.

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knew the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou would have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Photo – Tallulah Gorge, Beth Mims

Comments

7 comments on “There is a Fountain!”
  1. Gary Fultz says:

    I love the picture for your post material as Christ is quite a fountain. more than we can take in and enough for the world

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      Splashing over the top! He is enough and more!

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  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Fountains provide lovely imagery for our generous God. One of the psalmists wrote, “All my fountains are in you” (87:10b). Perhaps he chose plural form because we enjoy a constant flow of so many wonders: God’s attributes into our lives—his love, grace, mercy, and goodness; countless gifts—like peace, joy, comfort, and blessings; empowerment from God, including strength to persevere, patience to endure, and the Holy Spirit to guide. And that’s just a scrap of the list! Praise God there IS a fountain, a fountain that never runs dry. And like you said, Beth, may all these blessings flow through us to impact others!

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      Exceedingly , abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). That’s our God!!

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      1. Nancy Ruegg says:

        AMEN, Beth!

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  3. Beth Alisan says:

    Amen! As I finished reading a song I learned in Sunday school as a child came to mind- “I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. Opens prison doors, sets the captives free. I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Spring up oh well within my soul. Spring up oh well and make me whole. Spring up oh well and give to me that life abundantly.”

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      Oh, I remember that song! Always made me smile!

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