Seeking the SourceNovember 19, 2009 at 11:28 am | Posted in BiblicalSwimming, Ezekiel | 11 Comments
Tags: Biblical water, Ezekiel 47, Ezekiel's vision, God the Source, spiritual resources, swimming lessons, underground springs, water in the Bible
Some lakes are formed by rivers or streams flowing into a lower land area. Bays are formed when the ocean washes into a cove. Some creeks are formed by water springing up from an underground source. Puddles are formed by rain falling down. The point is, bodies of water have sources.
As the angel in Ezekiel 47 brought the prophet to the place where the waters of God’s grace were deep enough to swim in, he paused.
Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
At that point, the angel turned Ezekiel around, and they returned to the brink of the river.
And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
The river of God’s grace which flows steadily into the lives of Christians is a wonderful thing. It brings such blessings, in fact, that there is a temptation to bask in these blessings, and to forget the Source of the river. In other words, we sometimes enjoy the blessings and ignore the “Blesser.” When you find yourself saturated in the grace of God, and you are splashing, soaking, and swimming in His blessings, do not forget to seek the Source of the river of life. The sweetest, coolest, and best waters are found in the presence of the Source Himself.