Thought for the week by Pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld


'It came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up.'  1 Kings 17:7

Do you ever feel that your brook dries up after a while?  In other words, that you grow weary, tired or just drained in certain situations or with certain people?

Come to Him who is the Fountain of Life.  Not only did He say 'I am the Life' (John 14:6), but He also said 'the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.' (John 4:14)

Our brook need never dry up when we learn how to access the well.  So often we look for help outwith ourselves.  We turn to friends for good company; or certain forms of music or entertainment to help us relax.

Jesus said the well is within us: 'it shall be in him', and so we need to turn again and again within ourselves to that quiet place where God dwells.  This is the place where the water will spring up reviving our souls and refreshing us for life's journey.  It springs up into everlasting life which surely tells us that even in this lifetime, eternity is being created within us.

The more we find our way to that well and allow it to flow within, the greater will be our spirituality and potential to find the depths of God.