I think of lots and lots of clean, fresh, running water - not just a well, but a spring, rushing, flowing, gurgling, dancing up over the top and spilling down the edges. Water, not just available, but springing up and bubbling pure and can't you just hear children squealing with delight as they splash in the life-giving water?
The Lord laid it on my heart to name this blog Wellspring of Grace, and I'm so grateful for what He chose.
When I looked up the word, this is what I found: wellspring /wel, spring/ noun - an original and bountiful source of something.
Isn't that perfect?!?!?!
Water is life. Without it, we could not survive more than a handful of days. Not getting enough water leaves us feeling sluggish, tired, dried up and dried out; feeling sick and more likely to actually get sick. The lips chap. The skin peels. The muscles cramp. The tongue cleaves. Without water, we would perish.
I love the way Jesus refers to Himself as Water we can drink. He told the woman at the well, "...whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14) A wellspring we can drink right up into our parched and weary souls . . .
He said another time, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." (John 7:37-38)
So it is too then that without Jesus, we would perish. (John 3:16) He is our original, bountiful Source of Living Water and it is available to us because of grace: /grays/ noun - the free and unmerited favor of God. When we believe in Him, we will have eternal life and streams of this living water will flow from within us too! All of this is given freely in abundance though it is beyond us and completely undeserved. Grace.
I pray Wellspring of Grace will be a place you can come to be refreshed by the bubbling up, bountiful grace of Jesus Christ. Be encouraged, be inspired, be cooled and washed clean and above all, be filled with the matchless grace that Jesus longs to pour out on your soul. May it not just be available, but I pray it will spring up, spilling over, and may the grateful sounds of relief and delight be our own.
Welcome to Wellspring of Grace.