Our Watering Can

August 8, 1998
by Mary Daniel

John 4:10 – Jesus answered and said unto her, if thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

I like using my watering can to water my plants. The heat of the day makes some of them more droopy and drained than others, and it is to these ones I take off the spout and give a good gulp of fresh water. They seem to be saying they need it.

Some others thrive in the sun and spring up sprightly with just the sprinkling from the many-holed spout. They all have let me know they are thirsty and I fill my watering can so that they may flourish.

God is our watering can. He is always with us, ready to nourish us that we may continue to grow. He knows when we are exhausted, drained, and droopy. He knows when we need Him the most, and when our troubles are tiny. He only asks that we let Him know we need Him; that we ask for His help. And just like the watering can, we must put something in to get something out.

We can put something in by giving thanks and living our lives the way He would have us live them, every day.

Prayer: We thank you Father, for nourishing us with your living water. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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Mary Daniel <marydee@shaw.ca>
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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