Thursday, April 21, 2016
Spring is finally here and everything is beginning to turn green. While the colors of Autumn are beautiful, most people look forward to Spring. It signals a new beginning. This waterfall is part of a spillway for a small, private lake. In the winter, when there is little rain, it slows to a trickle. But when the Spring rains come, it bursts to life and it seems that the surrounding woods follow its lead and become the most vibrant green of the entire year. It seems to be a reminder that water is the source of life. No plant or animal can survive without it.
Christ is described as the "Living Water" and no one can experience eternal life without Him. Some people never bother to look for meaning in their life while others spend their entire existence looking for their purpose in this world. They thirst for the satisfaction that comes with knowing that they are here for a purpose, what the purpose is and the source of happiness. They may try several different professions or live in multiple locations around the globe. Some will even forsake everything and go on a quest for the meaning of life. As long as they look for fulfillment in the things of this world, they will always be disappointed and thirsty. Christ Himself said, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 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 4:13-14) The search for personal peace and satisfaction ends at the well of living water that is Jesus Christ. Have a blessed day.