Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beneath My Feet

“Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.” –Genesis 26:19
“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” –Isaiah 12:3

After a few days of rain I notice on my walks with Lexi that mushrooms are springing up everywhere. Mushrooms are the fruit of a fungus; they sprout from the mycelium—something like a root system—underground. Walking the dog on most days, I’m not cognizant of the mycelium under my feet. But when I see the huge numbers of mushrooms breaking out all over the neighborhood, I realize how extensive the underground mycelium must be. So it is with the spring of Living Water (Jeremiah 2:13, John 4:10). We don’t always see it gushing up out of the ground, but it flows beneath our feet. Like Issac’s servants, we can dig a well and find the Water there. We can draw from it anytime. And sometimes it does bubble up and spread over the earth: “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains” (Psalm 104:10). We see it when we walk in faith—and we trust that it’s there when we don’t see it because we walk in faith.

Dear God, Remind me that your spring of Living Water is always flowing beneath my feet. Amen

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