Faith: Living Waters of New Life

"Jesus said to her, 'Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'"1

"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water." 2

"Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."3

Eternal Wellspring

My soul, parched from the desert heat,
Yearns to taste the Living Water:
The fountain of new life replete;
Peace and joy that flow forever.

From living waters, I emerged;
Soul set free and sin forgiven.
The numbing drone of death's dark dirge
Silenced by the song of Heaven.

But now I thirst to be revived;
Heart renewed and strength restored.
I find the Well for which I've strived:
My life's Fountain: Redeeming Lord!

His font transforms me from my sin;
Living Waters flow from within.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. John 4: 13-14
2. Isaiah 41: 17-18
3. Revelations 7: 15-17