Having grown up around water, I have always had an appreciation of its beauty and the sense of well being it provides.. Now that I live away from it, I often have a longing to walk along the ocean or sit by a mountain lake.
When I have these opportunities, I feel restored, renewed, and a deep sense of peace. As we fly over Lake Tahoe on a trip to Northern California or catch a first glimpse of the ocean, I can feel tears of joy welling up in anticipation of being “home” again.
It is the same when I get too far away from Jesus. I know the difference a close relationship with him can have in my life. Yet the busyness of the world and the demands of each day can move me from the source of my joy and strength and true purpose for living. Taking time to reconnect with Jesus and allowing his living water to flow in and through me brings that same sense of home.
(c) 2015 Diana Beaudry