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Life & Living Water


Yesterday I decided to go on a little adventure and scout out possible cool spots for some portraits on the property surrounding my Dad's house. It was quite windy, yet very warm with a high of 70 for February, but that's Tennessee weather for you. What I discovered in my little expedition is that there was so much green and life all around me. There were buttercups blooming, willow trees getting fresh new little leaves, and then pine trees which are obviously evergreens but still. Then I came across this patch of grass. It was super super green, all the other grass around was green, but this patch was different. This green little oasis of lush grass was where water drained from the neighbors field into the creek. That is why this particular spot was so alive. Because there was a continuous flow of water and nutrients to provide for this spot. In turn the little oasis provided a home and met the needs for thousands of other organisms.

Now that I think about it, this little oasis of grass is kind of like our minds and bodies. We need to have this continuous flow of water and nutrients to give us energy and keep us healthy. Even when we have the physical needs met we still need our spiritual health to be good. If we are not spiritually healthy then it can be hard to be physically healthy. When we have our spiritual and physical health in check we become full of life and can provide for others as well. If our hope is in the Lord and minds are filled with Godly things then we can be full of life and energy. We must seek the Lord, but when we ask him to fill us He will and when we drink that living water and are filled with His word, we receive eternal life. John 4: 13-14 says, "'Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'"


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