While my mind is still reeling from the images I’ve seen, today’s post is not about clean water and the well my church wants to build. But, the questions going through my mind since we began this dream have been rocking me to my core.
These are questions like:
“Do I take the abundance of my life for granted?”
“Is the fact that I grew up in a country of abundance a gift from God?”
“If so, what am I doing with it?”
“Am I glorifying God with this gift?”
“If not, how can I use this gift to Glorify him?”
I’m definitely not on a guilt trip – I do not feel remorse or guilt for enjoying the blessings of this abundant country. But I do feel as if scales have dropped from my eyes and I am seeing things differently than ever before.
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
I feel as if I have just been to the well-spring of Grace, and it wells-up in my heart in ways difficult to express. The busyness of recent days has made this overflow much more apparent as I do not have time to process it, and I feel like a gushing well.
What flows is a mix of gratefulness and sadness – grateful for my opened eyes, saddened at the scene of need unfolding before me, and impassioned to do something about it. Suddenly I understand the passion of His heart (Matthew 9:35) and I feel as if I were blessed with a momentary but ingrained glimpse through His eyes (Matthew 9:36).
I’ve determined to be one of the few (Matthew 9:37). Who next will I lead to the Well?