Drink #sundaydevotion #poetry


fountain of tears

Weary of this dusty land

searching for a single drop

refreshment little remains

tho many for you have sought

sojourn in the desert

on weary feet I walk

thirsting for oasis

…and hopelessly I stop

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rushing free the fountain

my hands eagerly reach out

touching living water

unencumbered by the drought

a wellspring ever deep

daily relieves my doubt

dry robes gone I dive

“drink all you can” – I shout

moon photo

As the land that I call “home” is being devastated by drought (now thirsty wildfire), I am reminded anew of how satisfying a dip into cool water is on the hottest of days.

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 “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

Isaiah 44:3

“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

Isaiah 58:11

“…but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:14

“And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.”

Revelation 21:6

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8 thoughts on “Drink #sundaydevotion #poetry

  1. This fourth year of the drought combined with the fires has been difficult for so many…droughts and fires seem to be worldwide…few with any knowledge at all are questioning climate change now.

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  2. The drought and fires are so frightening to read about–I can’t imagine living there. Marvelous reminders of Living Water in your poem and scripture verses–thanks, I needed that!

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  3. Beautiful poem, Leslie. Sorry to hear about the droughts and fire. I hope they die down soon as it turns to autumn in your part of the world. Water is indeed a precious resource, and we are made up of water too, if you think about it scientifically 🙂

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