As a beginner gardener, I have a new appreciation for rain.
In the past I haven’t always appreciated the rain. It may have a bit bothersome, or an inconvenience to my present plans. But since starting a garden, the rain is beautiful; a refreshing gift from the bounty of God; an encouragement that helps to keep me going through this Florida heat.
Rain has become a hopeful and blessed event. It’s arrival raises thankfulness in my heart. I know that rain and my watering are a blessing to the garden. There is no life or growth without water.
The Master Gardener know the importance of His Word (compared many times in Scripture to water).
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.Psalm 42:1
A few definitions as we move along. The hart is an adult male deer. To pant is to long for, or to passionately desire. A brook is a small natural stream of water, or a current flowing from a spring or fountain.
That deer in his movements through the forest or countryside is thirsty and passionately desires the water brooks. God through the psalmist writes “so panteth my soul after thee, O God”
Do I pant after God? What do I pant after? What do I passionately desire?
Is it the brook? That small, consistent, daily water source that flows from that spring.
Unfortunately, I know that I pant after other things too many times. I pant after connections, notoriety, comfort, maybe even rest. These things are not a substitute for the water brook of God’s Word.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.Psalm 1:2-3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
God wants us to seek Him first, today and everyday. Jesus is our Answer to today’s question. He is our Peace, our Joy, our Life.
Drinking from God’s Spring,