Our life source

ATD 25The Word

“For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.” Psalm 36:9

Thought

My sons came in to the house from exploring the woods and fields one mid spring morning and began telling me of a place in the field where water was bubbling up from the ground. The water was what we refer to in the Ozarks as a wet weather spring. Following a few very dry years, there had been an abundance of rain for a few weeks replenishing the water tables underground and saturating the ground surface. The water continued to flow from there and many other places for several days.

The spring and summer of that year was one of the greenest we’ve experienced since living on our property in Arkansas. Field flowers bloomed well into August when often all that is experienced are dry hot days and brown fields with only a patch of green here and there.

The Psalmist here describes God as a fountain of life, and, as evidenced throughout Scripture, He is the source of life which never depletes or even fluctuates. The Lord is also described here as light, the one source to penetrate the darkness and provide a way for all of humanity to see and avoid those things hidden and harmful.

Jesus Christ “…gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:4,5

Prayer

Through You, Lord Jesus, I have discovered the one fountain of genuine life. You are the never-ending source of living water. You are the light of the world, the singular source for my spiritual eyes to be rid of blindness to see You and the paths of life on which You lead me. I look to You as my life source and I trust in You. Amen.

“Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:4