Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
As the weather has been getting warmer and the garden has been planted, the well was in need to be primed, for it has been sitting dormant through the winter. First, my husband started the process of filling the tank. As the water filled, the tank groaned and creaked as the pressure changed. As it glugged the last bit of water we knew it was full, yet it did not fill the pump. My husband knew that we could manually fill and plug the different parts of the pump to assist it. We carefully went through each step fillling and plugging. Next, we turned the pump on praying that all would start and that the pressure would not cause any sprinklers or faucets to blow as it had done before. We checked the faucets throughout the woods and at the garden. We were thankful to find the free-flowing water. Finally, we checked that each zone of the sprinkler system was working properly. There were a few adjustments to be made, but overall everything seemed to be in order.
Although the rain has moved back in this week, we are at ease that the well water is there for when we need it. We are so thankful for the underground water that the well draws endlessly throughout the dry days so that we can water the garden and yard. This year has felt like many dry days, not certain of when the rain of peace will come. Fear, anxiety, depression and anger dry us out. Whether it is within the environment around us or welling up inside of us, these feelings cause destruction. They can cause us to burst and flow with anger and hurtful behaviors towards others. Yet, there is good news, Jesus gives us thirst-quenching water that is free-flowing and everlasting when we believe in Him. When we bring our concerns to Him, He is able to comfort us and give us peace in the midst of our trials. May we continuously draw from His well and overflow with His goodness (Galatians 5:22-23).
Prayer: Dear Father, thank you that we can bring to you all of our concerns, that you know our heart intimately and that you comfort and guide us through our trials. Lord, if anyone is reading this and does not know you, press upon their heart to feel your peace and to seek you as their Lord and Savior. May many lives be changed! In your Son’s name, Jesus. Amen.
For Further Reading: John 4