Our life source

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


My sons were exploring our woods and fields one spring morning and returned to our house to tell me they had located a spring bubbling from the ground. The water source was what, in the Ozarks is called, a wet weather spring. Following a few very dry years, there was suddenly an abundance of rain which replenished the water tables underground and saturated 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 the experience is dry hot days and brown fields with only patches of green.

The Psalmist describes God as a fountain of life, the source of life which never depletes or even fluctuates. The Lord is light, the one source to penetrate 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


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 eyes to be rid of spiritual blindness, and see the paths of life on which you lead me. I trust you and look to you as my life source. Amen.

“Give us today the food we need” Matthew 6:11


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