Monday, November 18, 2013


          Tucked into the side of the hill, deep in the woods, she flows.
She is as much alive as the trees and the animals who make her their home.
 The sun shines on her and she glistens like crystal.  She flows  gently, singing her song as she cascades over the rocks, filling the pools below.
 The music of the rushing water can be heard from far away, calling to the weary traveler
 longing to sit, to marvel, to be amazed, to drink.
There is life in the waterfall.

 She moves, she speaks. She does her work.
 She feeds the hungry. She gives rest to the weary.
She refreshes the soul. She gives life.
There is life in the waterfall.

Life that comes from God himself. The maker of heaven and earth.
The waters roar when He thunders.
When He is quiet....the waterfall is quiet.
Listen for the thunder.
The silence is deafening.
The voice of thunder reminds.
There is life in the waterfall.

          The Lord said to the prophet Jeremiah,
 "My people have committed two sins. They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
 and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water." Jer. 2:13
Broken cisterns. Useless.

          'The showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen.' Jer. 3:3
The ground is dry. The rocks are cold and exposed,
 no longer cradled by the
nurturing life giving water.
 It is quiet. Only the snap of a dry twig.
 Dry leaves cover. Gray skies offer no comfort. 
          'God made the earth by his power; He founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.
When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar.' Jer. 10:12,13
There is life in the waterfall.

Living water flows from heaven
 bringing life to the tired thirsty traveler.
          'Whoever drinks the water I give him
will never thirst.
 Indeed the water I give him will become in him
 a spring of water
welling up to eternal life.' Jn.4:14 
Eternal life.

Come to Me, and rest in My peace.
Relax in the presence of the One who Knows.
Let the Living Water of My Spirit flow.
Let My Spirit give words of grace.
Live in the light of My peace.

The spring rain will come.
The water will flow. The sun will shine and she will glisten.
She will seep into the crevices and canyons,
 pushing through,
carving out a new way, singing a new song.
There is life in the waterfall.

The river of the water of life, as clear as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God.
Behold, I am coming soon!
I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last,
the Beginning and the End.

Let him who hears say, come.
Whoever is thirsty,
let him come.
Whoever wishes,
 let him take
free gift
of the water
of life.

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