Fountain

I was looking at my social media page the other day, when an intriguing question came up. “What image best represents you?”  I realized that more than anything, I want to be a fountain.  I don’t always hit the mark, but my deepest desire is to be so full of Jesus’ love that it gushes and sprays out of me, much like a fountain.  One of my favorite hymns “There is a Fountain” describes Jesus sacrifice as a fountain full of blood.

If you are a believer, and have surrendered your life to His will, you are called to be His image bearer. My question for you then is “What image do you feel the Lord would craft to represent you?”  The good news is when we give our lives to Him, we also are redeemed of our guilt and our shortcomings much like the thief who died on Calvary next to Jesus.

William Cowper, the author of “There is a Fountain,” found Christ as the redeeming hope through his struggles including the loss of his mother as a child, panic attacks, and intense depression. He sang out this truth about God’s redemption from this world.

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains

Lose all their guilty stains
Lose all their guilty stains
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains
The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day
And there may I, though vile as he
Wash all my sins away.

His Word tells Us…

When Jesus died on Calvary on the day we celebrate as Good Friday, he died between two crosses.

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at Him; “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” 

But the other criminal rebuked him.  “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?”  We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve.  But this man has done nothing wrong.”  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, TODAY you will be with me in paradise.”– Luke 23:39-43

If you feel unworthy today to accept His grace, know that Jesus welcomed the thief who hung next to Him that day because he believed in Jesus and in His kingdom.  If you put your faith in Jesus, He will take you on a journey to an eternal paradise spent with Him.  The road may be long and it may be full of rocks and unexpected pain, but it will be the most fulfilling and purposeful way to live, this side of Paradise.

On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.- Zechariah 13:1

It would be remiss for me not to conclude with a sinner’s prayer for salvation.  Wherever you are today, whether you desire to recommit your life to Christ or perhaps you have never prayed a prayer to receive your salvation in Christ,  please bow your head now and pray this prayer with me.

Let’s Pray…

Lord, Father in Heaven,

Please forgive us of our sins.  Let the blood you shed wash over us and birth something new in our hearts.  Come into our hearts and reside with us.  Help us to look to you to seek to bear the images you have created for us to bear.  We pray that you will be with us and give us strength as we put our faith and hope in you.  Lead us to connect with other believers who can support and encourage us to live for you as we walk out our lives.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen

Please connect with me in the comments if you made this commitment for the first time or if you would like support in walking out a recommitment.  God bless you.

One thought on “Fountain

  1. Very good, Melodee. Let me know if some were birthed into the Kingdom because of reading your blog.
    Much love,
    Mom

    Sent from my iPhone

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