I love to garden. This summer I planted a variety of herbs and flowers and have had such fun tending them and watching them grow. As you know, we haven’t had much rain this summer and each morning when I go out the soil is hard and packed solid and the flowers are wilted and drooping—just waiting for a fresh drink to quench their thirst.
In John 4, Jesus met a thirsting Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. He said, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I give him will never suffer thirst any more.”
Look at the inner garden of your life? Do you feel lifeless and dull? What are you thirsting for? Many in our culture thirst for power, fame and fortune. Many of us are bent over from stress and worry. As you ponder the garden of your soul, do you see signs of hope, growth, and change? Perhaps you just need a sip of living water to renew your spirit. We need to remember that God is with us, providing for us, and watering our inner gardens. Allow Jesus, the ever-present gardener, to lovingly shower you with new life and growth.
Prayer: Lord, my desire is to drink at this well, with you, forever. Amen.