Is the Fountain of Living Water Flowing Through Our Lives?
by Violet Nesdoly (reprinted with permission)
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High (Psalm 46:4, NKJV).
Though there was no actual river flowing through Jerusalem, it seems the city had a subterranean water supply that was the source of various fountains and pools throughout the city (K. R. Dick Iverson – study notes on Psalms, New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, p. 723).
That unseen river makes a wonderful symbol of the hidden life of God for believers
then and still today. (tweetable)
All three members of the Godhead have a part in that flow.
God the Father: He begs the wayward to come back to Him as their life-giver – “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water” – Jeremiah 2:13.
God the Son: After a chapter in which the prophet Zechariah foresees Jesus’ death (specifically Zechariah 12:10) he says: “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness” – Zechariah 13:1.
God the Holy Spirit: Jesus’ offer of life-giving water to the Samaritan woman:
“‘…but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life'” – John 14:4,
Continue to read The River of God by Violet Nesdoly.
Violet freelances in several genres and has been published in a variety of print and online publications.
Her articles, stories, and activities have appeared in Keys for Kids, Devotions for Girls, Devotions for Boys, Clubhouse, Guide, Primary Treasure, Partners, Pockets and others. She has also published two books of poetry and is an avid blogger. She is a member of Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship and a professional member of The Word Guild.
I came back to it, Violet :-). NaNo can be somewhat draining and more isolating than usual, and I felt inclined to come back and re-read the verses. Especially Ps:46.4. ( and the entire psalm.) I’ve also chosen to be intentional about giving feedback to writers, and I thank you for your gracious response. I’m happy that UTCOP comes directly to my email; it’s the only thing I check regularly check when I’m writing. Have a refreshing day, Violet.
Blessings, Susan! God’s word is a continuous source of newness, isn’t it! I hope you have a wonderful day.
When I read this article I decided to use it as my morning devotional because I was refreshed by reading Psalm 46:4.
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