Monday, October 15, 2007

Drowning Of Thirst

Somehow, in this drought-parched yard, our rose bush bloomed. Chris took Savannah outside this afternoon and picked the rose for her. She was thrilled, and we ceremoniously put it in a vase on the dining room table. About 30 minutes later, as I was cooking supper, I looked over to see her taking the rose out of the vase. She turned the rose upside down and started to cram it back into the vase. "Savannah, what are you doing?" I screeched. "My flower wants a drink," she calmly explained. "Savannah, roses and flowers drink from their stems." A brief pause. "Oh," she smiled sheepishly, and turned the rose right side up. Do you ever feel like that rose? Like you're thirsty for life-giving water, but you're not turned the right way to drink? Jesus says that if you drink from the water that He gives you, you will never get thirsty again. "In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life (John 4:7-15)." So turn to Jesus; He can change the drought in your heart into a well of life-giving water.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate your downhome stories and real life stories. They really are true-to-life. As a former pastor of one child, a true PK, keep laughing...sure beats crying!

MSH

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

Great reminder.

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for your comment. I just read your post. Oh what a super sweet story. You touched my heart tonight. That really gives me something to think about. God Bless!

Amy said...

This story is so neat. I was so glad to see you at the wedding! Thanks so much for coming. I wanted to tell you I cooked the hash brown casserole and it was awesome!!! Blessings,
Amy