come to the waters

28 02 2010

For the past few days, a flock of geese–maybe two flocks, I can’t tell–have come down to the waters in our backyard. And the church backyard.

Sunday, Feb. 28th

I’m not sure if it’s because our backyard has more pools of water than anywhere else in the neighborhood, or they just like our melting snow… or what.. but the first geese we noticed the other day were extremely thirsty.One goose drank and drank and drank from a puddle right behind our house. Others soon joined him/her…. and a few hours later, there were probably over 25 geese in our backyard. And hierarchy had begun–some geese who tried to waddle in were chased away.

This afternoon, I noticed that several geese seemed to be snoozing in the sunlight, while others drank from various pools of water.. and others continued to protect the newly found watering hole.

I’m pretty certain that God wasn’t thinking of Canadian geese, when he spoke–through Isaiah the prophet–about the thirsty, the waters, etc. “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, but and eat!…. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” (Isaiah 55:1 and 3) But I couldn’t help but think about these thirsty geese today when I looked at the scripture again. (for this coming Sunday) Come to the waters… everyone who thirsts.

I’m thirsty, often. I hope that when I thirst, I will acknowledge a thirst for God and not just for the things of this life. I hope that I will listen to God… and receive whatever waters God has provided for me.


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