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When the well runs dry

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Faith, Local News

By Leslie B Williamson

In life it sometimes seems like we are operating off of alternator power only. If we are not careful our day to day activities and situations will run us ragged and leave us a trembling bundle or pure raw nerves. Our reservoir of support can sometimes unexpectantly run dry, but we have to understand that even though the reservoir may have run dry the source is still there.

You may have to dig for it, but it’s there, ready to spring forth and quench that which needs to be restored. Every human being has come to a point in their lives at some time or another when they have given completely out. You don’t have anything left to give and in front of you is a long line of people who are waiting with their vessels ready for you to pour into. As overwhelming as it may be, it is yet a reality for many of us who call Him Father.

Let’s look at Matt. 26 where Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane asking the disciples to stay awake and pray with Him. Jesus had come to a place where He had given out and was in a place of need of restoration in His human nature. Here is what He said. “He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” Even though Jesus knew that this was something that He had to suffer, His well had run dry.

Later we see that after He had prayed for the third time concerning His situation, Jesus had received what He needed from His Father so that He could continue on with His assignment. Everything that Jesus did while on the earth was an example. He knew how to tap into that source that would give Him what He needed for that time.

After having tapped into that source through prayer, this is what Jesus had to say. “Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!” He was ready for what was before Him. Beloved you may find yourself searching for water from time to time. There will be times when our well will run dry. That is the time to search for the source of water that will restore your soul. Jesus Himself said that in John 7:37, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. When your well runs dry, run to the source. Until next time beloved! © LBW 11/12/16