Is Your Soul a Well-Watered Garden?
“…for You my soul thirsts. Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.” -Psalm 63:2
Millions world-wide share in my efforts to create a luscious flowering garden, a place of beauty and serenity to wile away the summer hours. The most important ingredient for a garden’s sustenance is water. Without it, the beauty of summer fades, leaving a sun-scorched land. Lifeless. Dry. Thirsty.
The theme of water flows through the pages of Scripture from Genesis through Revelation. There are actually 722 references to water in the Bible, making it an important theme. In the creation account of Genesis, water brought life to all the living creatures in the sea. Then and now, God provided water as a necessity for sustaining life.
However, God did not merely generate water for the survival of our physical life, but also extended His tender care for our souls by sending Jesus, called the “fountain of living waters” in Jeremiah 2:13. God’s “living water” will nourish us through the driest times and weariest days. His provision of water is evidence of His grace and His eternal love for us.
When we find ourselves in a dry, barren land and weariness has set in, let us pray like the psalmist David did in Psalm 63:2, “…for You my soul thirsts. Like a land parched, lifeless, and without water.” Whether we call out in abundance or in the deserts of life, Jesus, the living water, will deliver life to our souls and bring into being a beautiful well watered garden for all to enjoy.
Written by Karen Pourbabaee
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