For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fountain of Life

Psalm 36:6-9
Your righteousness
 is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

In junior high our history teacher taught about, Ponce de Leon, an explorer who traveled to Florida and supposedly discovered the legendary fountain of youth. It’s told that people would drink from the fountain and regain their youthfulness. Since that tale was told, people have searched for ways to stay youthful and slow down the aging process. From Botox to diet mania folks work at looking and feeling younger. Being healthy, feeling better and looking good are all positives, but they’re only a small part of life.

In Psalm 36, the writer says God has a fountain of life. Not just youth, but the whole life experience. Now that’s something I want to take part in. With God in my life I have the freedom to dive in and see what he has in store. Jesus Christ has lifted the bonds of worry and guilt and given me enthusiasm for his purpose. Through his light, I see the light in life. Praise God for his unfailing love.

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