Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The fountain of new life

Today’s Reading: John 7:38(NIV)

38 “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

Good day!

My father spent a good portion of his electrical contracting career installing indoor fountains at local shopping malls in the St. Louis area. There is something simply delightful when we stopped to watch the dancing waters. For years, my mother and I would meet at Jamestown Mall on Saturday morning and walk around the perimeter of the shopping complex where my father had worked to install the fountain in the center of the mall. We would watch with delight as children would slip off their sandals and dangle their feet in the cold spray. Babies in strollers were fascinated by the beautiful colors of the water as it poured from the spout into the air, falling gently into the pool below. People would stop to make a wish and throw a coin or two into the water. I often wondered where all that money went at the end of the day, when the fountain was cleaned.

There is nothing more refreshing than the spray of a sprinkler on a hot summer’s day. Sometimes, the rays of the sunlight catch the water and make each droplet sparkle with beautiful colors of the rainbow. A blast of cold refreshment can cool an overheated soul. I love playing under the sprinkler with my grandchildren in the summer time, and I don’t worry about what the neighbors might think. I’m just a kid at heart.

Jesus said that all who chose to believe in Him, would experience streams of living water flowing out of their lives, from deep within their souls! Think about those dancing waters welling up inside your life. It quenches a dry, thirsty heart, and refreshes you to full and complete joy! No matter what may be happening in your life today, you can experience pure refreshment in the love of Jesus Christ! Like dancing waters flowing out from the base of the fountain, Christ’s love pours out of our hearts from within and makes the expression of who we are in Him a beautiful thing to behold.

I pray that you will stop and enjoy the living waters that Christ has birthed in your life today. There is no greater love than the love of Jesus.

Grace and peace,

Deb Spaulding

Faith UMC - St. Charles, MO



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