Monday, June 19, 2006

Christ the Fountain

When I spend time alone with the Lord I almost always have the thought, impression, sense...whatever....of water.....
usually bubbling springs cascading over mossy stones, but sometimes quiet rivers or ocean waves crashing....I suppose depending on what He is saying in me at the time....

Here's an excerpt from a book I often peruse ....
"If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink!"......He does not draw from others His supplies for humanity; He invites everbody to come and draw from Him. He is not a reservoir filled up from some other sources and liable to be exhausted; He is an original, self supplied Fountainhead.....He is more than a teacher giving instruction .....He is more than a miracle worker giving healing or meeting needs.....His supreme gift to man is Himself. From Himself flows forth the recovering influence: from the inexhaustible depths of His own being, as the very God of very God, a whole thirsty race may draw refreshment. "The water that I give you shall be in you a well of water springing up into everlasting life." It is not simply profound truths that Jesus offers, or a system of doctrine, or a beautiful model of right living. He offers Himself as the satisfier: Drink me, take me into your souls, and ye will never die of thirst.....my soul thirsts for the the living Christ! .....this fountain never dries up, is never frozen over, and no sediment defiles it.....But we must drink from the fountain, if we would receive strength, joy, life. The proclamation is not, Come to the Bible and read; or, Come to the church and listen; or, Come to the altar and pray; or, Come to the font and be baptised; or, Come to the sacramental table and partake. It is "Come unto Me and drink."
The best argument for Christ is that He alone satisfies me."

Theodore L Cuyler, "Wayside Springs from the Fountain of Life"

Amen!

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow, beautiful and timely for me as well. Both our hearts were thinking on Christ as Living Water, and as you pointed out, we must drink to draw refreshment and sustenance.

Hikingalong said...

All I can say is Wow! I needed to hear this today. Thank you.

Hattigrace said...

Or why the book by Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, is such an affront to me. Only Christ is the fountainhead of life. He IS our source, our sustanance, our only Hope.

And, PS, drinking one gallon of water a day has helped my back beyond belief. So, help me Lord to drink more of Your Living Water.

jayjay said...

Aw you sing it, sister. Thanks for that lovely refreshing slurp of the water of life.
YOU are all things to Him.Give my love to that Tim too.
Jen

Gina said...

Love it Cheryl. Beautiful selection and perfect picture to go with it. How humbling that the God who made that powerful waterfall wants to have such an intimate closeness with us! We are to partake of HIM! Thanks for this reminder!

Belizegial said...

A beautiful post Cheryl. When in the presence of waterfalls, I always feel humbled at the awesomeness of God's creation.

The pull of the tides has always been traditionally associated with the Moon's phases. All part of God's magnificent creation and plan.

Enid

Mrs Zeke said...

Thank you Cheryl your treehouse is lovely

Be loved cause you are

Ame said...

I am so glad there really is a true God, aren't you? Only a true God could be forever refreshing and never run dry :) If there were no True God, there would be no reason to live :)