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Shining Moments

He bent over the water

    checking as if to see if it was just right for him.

Maybe some concerns that it would be too warm for his taste. It had been hot in Virginia

  the past few days.

I watched my tiny feathered friend as he took a long drink

   and then as if on cue

   he hopped into the bath and splashed to his heart’s content.

Joy splashed all over the place.

 

Impulsively I bought this bird bath a few weeks ago

  and oh what pleasure it has brought me.

Birds come to our yard

     tired and thirsty

    and drink

       and splash

       and frolic in the water. Such pleasure it gives me just watching them enjoy it.

The more I watch my bird friends,

     I begin to glimpse God’s daily care for each one of us.

You and I

We too get weary

      and dirty in the course of daily life.

We too get thirsty for refreshment. So very thirsty

But the things our eyes often see

   do not quench our thirst

    or cleanse us.

No, quite the contrary.

What we see often aggravates our thirst making it worse

   and increases our feelings of uncleanliness.

So where do we turn?

Where can our thirst be satisfied?

Where can we go to be cleansed and refreshed?

 

In the middle of my backyard stands a bird bath

    waiting to be used.

In the midst of an ordinary life

   He whispers again “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:14)

Like my dear feathered friends,

   I need to drink deep from His Words each day

   I need to bathe in the waters of His Truth

It’s not an option

  no it’s a necessity.

And how wonderful that our Father knows our every need

   and He provides the refreshment close to each one of us.

“Come to me,” He whispers again and again.

“Come to me.” His voice so gentle.

Does His Heart leap with joy when we drink from His waters?

Does He smile with pleasure when we are cleansed by the Living Waters?

I know He does….He dances over us with Love.

He promises to provide for all of our needs

   daily

   and He so faithfully does.

Are you weary today?

Drink deep my friend.

Drink deeply.

He is the Living Water that will always satisfy.

Joyfully splash to your heart’s content.

 

 

 

Thirsty For More

 

Ash Wednesday brings memories of being in school and seeing some of my classmates with ashes on their foreheads. I did not understand Lent back then. I dare say I am only just beginning to grasp its meaning today.

Lent is a time of reflection.

A time of looking within and asking questions.

Do I really thirst to know Him?

Am I really moving closer to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ Who loves me so much?

And if not, what is blocking that?

Our fast spinning world seems to work against people having time and quiet to think.

It is all too easy to move from Valentines candy to Easter baskets before we pull out the Christmas tree again. Our souls are thirsty for more.

We were made for more than this.

But how do we satisfy this thirst? How do we get on a life-giving satisfying path?

“Come onto Me.” (Matt. 11:28)

“He that believeth in Me…” (John 7:38)

“shall never thirst.”(John 4:14)

Only as we make time for knowing Him and growing spiritually will we discover our thirst quenched and our souls becoming vibrant with life.

Time. More time?

No, we all have only 24 hours each day. I think it’s more about learning how to spend that time.  Choosing to slow down and letting ourselves draw close to the One Who loves us.

Are you thirsty for more?

Draw close to the Living Water and you will thirst no more.

Water.

One choice in the right direction changes everything.

Surround yourself with water and let that be a tangible sign.

Dr. Pepper can’t do it. Mountain Dew? No way. Coke? Pepsi?

Let it all go. Don’t let anything take the place of Water in your life.

 Water.

Be thirsty no more.