Friday, December 18, 2020

Thirst Quencher


Sometimes despondency is due to the evil one seeking to destroy
but sometimes it is due to sin robbing us of love's pure joy...

Isaiah 12:3
With joy you will draw water from the springs of salvation,

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. 
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.



So that we may have life, and have it more abundantly 
More than a forward-facing flight of ‘what might yet still be’ 
So that we may have life I AM became a man to show 
The Way we ought to live and love so that all men may know 

So that we may have life beyond this blip of you-and-I 
From this world to the next He came man’s Access to supply 
While we were still dead in our sins Life came and died for us 
Providing full redemption through His perfect Son, Jesus 

So that we may have life and have it more abundantly 
More than a grin-and-bear-it strife of what-must-be-must-be 
For I AM came and through His name our frames, though drought assails 
Will be well-watered gardens, like a spring that never fails 

The more abundant life is not a pampered gaiety
Not for the faint of heart or those who hate humility
Oh Lord, restore in us once more the image of Your Son
So we, with joy draw water from the spring of Salvation

So that we may have life, and have it more abundantly 
More than a forward-facing flight of timed futility
So that we may have life I AM became a man to show 
The Way we ought to live so love's well-springs will overflow 

© Janet Martin

The evil one burdens us with what isn't.
the righteous One frees us and fills us with joy through Who IS!!


On this glorious morning in this joyous season
though not a Christmas carol, the song below certainly could be



To be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters do not fail
does not happen by ourselves 
but is contingent upon a sacred 'If' 


Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
“If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The [e]pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
10If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your [f]darkness shall be as the noonday.
11The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

A Christmas Goodie!







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