Familiar words that many will recognize as inscribed on our Statue of Liberty and the first English words millions have seen as they approached Ellis Island where immigrants began their legal and sacred journey to citizenship. Like many other points of entry into our country today, those who experienced those sights found them to be like water for their soul.
Of all the miracles of God’s creation, I am most fascinated by water. Good old H2O makes up the majority of what we call earth and is the most essential element of sustenance of human life. Jesus said in John 7 that whoever was thirsty could find in Him living water that would not only quench ones thirst but would also flow from us to others. What an amazingly beautiful image! A clean cold drink of water goes a long way to nourish body and soul.
A few weeks back my friend Dan who is a long time member of the Mount Pisgah family shared with me about a water project that we had funded in the Dominican Republic in partnership with Water@Work. The project was a water plant for an entire village. Can you imagine? But, the real impact of that was never clearer than when Dan shared a few images of those we had been called to serve.
Jesus is the expert at meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people. It is a very large part of the flow of the enormous grace of God. Just a word of thanks to all who today can join me in saying, “God used us to provide clean water for life-giving good health and then added to that the living water for the soul that is the hope of God in Jesus Christ.” May God be praised!