I started taking a writing class on WordPress, called “Writing 201: Poetry”. The first exercise was to write a Haiku about water, using a simile. Writing the poem made me think about how God waters our dry, thirsty souls. He provides life in the wilderness, and in the desert areas. He sustains us.
I found some verses that go with this thought, and just wanted to share them with you.
Isaiah 35: 6,7
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.
5 Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;
others will call themselves by the name of Jacob;
still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
and will take the name Israel.
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
In contrast is a verse in Psalms, as God has the power to water dry ground, but also to take a fertile ground, and make it a desert place:
33 He turned rivers into a desert,
flowing springs into thirsty ground,
34 and fruitful land into a salt waste,
because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
God is so generous with His blessings, but He is also a just God. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should have life, and have it more abundantly.
However, we have to know that He also announces and carries out judgment on those who willfully sin and refuse to repent. Sin cannot continue to go unpunished by Him. He is a Holy God.
God is willing to forgive sins, just by us asking Him to, because of His Son, Jesus.
We are very blessed to have a Creator who cares about us, and is willing to help us. It is a great benefit to know God.
Dear God, You filled me with Your Living Water, Jesus Christ, and I am so glad. Thank You for Your great mercy, grace, forgiveness, and love! Let Your will be done in my life. Keep me from temptation, and deliver me from evil. Send workers for Your harvest, and help us to be good ambassadors for You — to be a light in this world. In the name of Jesus, Amen.