Tuesday, January 31, 2012

All Who Are Thirsty...

The lyrics of one of my favorite praise songs goes:
All who are thirsty, all who are weak, come to the fountain...
And when I've sung this in church as part of the choir, it's felt like a call to me. That I am calling others to bring their thirst to be quenched in the fountain of Living Water that is God. (OK, let me unpack that churchy phrase: water is an essential to life,"Living Water" is the water of baptism, the Holy Spirit, the Presence of God.)

Here's a version of it on YouTube (it is longer than usual):

The song came to mind again recently (actually, while I was on my blogging sabbatical!)...

Why did I think this didn't apply to me? Why only an invitation to others? Why did I think only one mountaintop experience to be sufficient, enough to remember He is with me?
All who are thirsty, all who are weak, come to the fountain...

Am I not thirsty?

Am I not weak? (and if the latest attempts at diet are anything to go by ... The answer is definitely yes I am still weak)
Let the pain and the sorrow
Be washed away
Have I not pain? 

The pain -- I've learned to manage when obsessive worry takes me over. And I mostly succeed. But sometimes I still need to call on Him.

Am I not sorrowed?

The sadness of losing my last grandparent is still with me. The sadness of losing a father-in-law just over 2 years ago is still with me.

Am I not still broken? Do I not still break? Do my words and actions not break others?
Come, Lord Jesus, come...


  1. Lovely post. We all struggle together. Thanks for sharing this Leanne.

    1. Thanks, Pam. And it just struck me that I left this post kinda unfinished. Why that waited to reveal itself after it went live, I don't know. :)

  2. Leanne, saw your comment at Make Me a Mary and thought I'd come over here to check out your lovely blog and say hi. So priveleged to meet you--thanks for being an encourager and comarade in this Christian life we live!


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