You shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
Surely, God has a sense of humor. He gave me this verse on a day when we’ve had torrential rains. The skies have poured water into every spot of ground and every crevice of sidewalk. If I saw my neighbors building an ark, I wouldn’t be surprised. But we’ve needed the rain. Flowers, grass, crops, and trees need rain. Water is a blessing.
We humans need water, too, and not just the water that flows into our streams and reservoirs. We need the life-giving, refreshing, renewing water of life that God provides. That water “never fails,” and with it, we can blossom and thrive and be all that God in his glorious love envisioned us to be. “Thank you, Lord, thank you.”
©Carol Dean Henn, 2017
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA