Update to Living Water…April 21.2012
John 4 The Story of the Well
Good morning friends! It is a beautiful day in the mountains of North Carolina, one of those where you wake up, look out and see the sun shining across the hills. Last evening as I was out for my walk, I noticed that the sun was receding at the very top of the mountain closest to my home. It made the mountain light up a yellow green for just a brief time and then when I looked again it had gone dark. Sad, but I knew it was just the shadow of the night to come. In my heart I knew it would return again and it gave me great joy and anticipation of the next day.
This morning I am wondering how many others there might be out there who see the evening shadows fall in their valley without the hope of the new day coming. There have been times in my life like that, but it has been many years ago that the Son of God came streaming into one of those dark days of my life and lit up the interior of my spirit with His Spirit. And He brought with Him the hope of every tomorrow that is still there in my heart, no matter how dark it seems when night falls. Yes, the night still falls, but never without hope that the Son will rise again in my heart the next day.
John 4:4 tells the story of Jesus finding another woman who had experienced many, many dark days and nights. She was at a Well and she was all alone. But Jesus, who had said “I must needs go through Samaria”, was there waiting for her. Now I know that “must needs go” is old King James, but often the poetry of it says something that cannot be said in any other way. Jesus, the Son of God, knew about this woman and He went out of His way to be at that Well that day to meet that woman. No one else, just her!
It is like that with every one of us! Jesus knows us, each and every one, just as He knew her and her particular needs. He cares about us in the same way and He plans an encounter with each of us where He will bring His “Sonshine into our mountain” and any valleys that go with it. Once that woman had that personal encounter with Jesus, she left her water pail and ran to tell others what had happened to her. Many came to know Jesus because of her testimony.
This is the purpose of this blog! It is to share the Living Water of that Well where I met Jesus and where He waits today to meet with me daily as well as any person that needs a drink of that Life giving Water. Read with me John 4 today and then close your eyes and imagine yourself approaching that same well. Look up, open your eyes, ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you. See yourself approaching Him and then imagine what you will say to Him today. Listen, in the stillness of your spirit, for His voice back to you.
He has the Words of Life and He wants to share them with you. Now, reach for that dipper, put it down into the water, raise up to your mouth! This is that water that tastes like no other you have ever put to your lips! Drink deeply, let the Living Water bring to you that Life which has been missing. Experience the refreshing of it as it goes down into your spirit. It is the water which has the power to make you “never thirst again” for any other water. Have another sip! Come back often!
May the Son be shining in your mountain today and every day!
Note: I took a picture of this scene and posted it to my profile!