The other day on my walk, I crossed a bridge with lots of water running under it because of the heavy rain we had the day before.
I stood looking down at how fast the water was running and I wondered how much water would run under it in a minute. I knew I couldn’t answer that question.
As I watched from the top of the bridge, I wanted to get a drink and quench my thirst, but there was no easy way down to its bank. I thought it would be safe enough to drink.
I was reminded of what Jesus said:
On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”John 7:37-38
As I continued to watch I noticed that the water had many things in its path: boulders and fallen trees that had landed in the stream. However, nothing could stop the flow of water. The water either went around or over whatever was in its way.
I knew that the water that I was watching would have many uses. Some of it would return to the sky, some of it would be drunk by animals, some of it would flow into larger streams, and that larger stream would flow into a larger stream until it would become a river that could float boats.
Then I thought about how much the blessing of God flows down upon us day by day.
As I watched the water flowing, I began to pray, “Lord, help me to be like this stream of water where nothing can keep me from following your path. Use me in any way you like. Just help me to keep flowing no matter what comes my way:
“You make springs pour water into the ravines, so streams gush down from the mountains. They provide water for all the animals, and the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds nest beside the stream and sing among the branches of the trees.
You send rain on the mountains from your heavenly home, and you fill the earth with the fruit of your labor.”Psalm 104:10-13
God has a water course for each of us to follow. Let’s not let anything stop us from flowing His way.