Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Springville, Soda Springs California
One summer as kids, when we visited
Grandpa and Grandma, they decided to take us to visit the Soda Springs
in TulareCounty.Grandpa had two large jugs that he planned to fill with the spring water
to bring home with him.
As he explained it to us
children, it sounded like sparkling water that would be the elixir of youth so
we were very excited.
“The water is mineral water
and is good for your digestion and is a health aid,” said our Grandpa.Grandma and my mother were silent, and allowed
Grandpa to do all the talking.
It was a long drive but
finally we arrived.We had to walk fast
to keep up with Grandpa who was already filling one of his big bottles.
Grandpa also had brought a
cup for us to use to sample the water.“Here you go,” he said as he handed the full cup to me.
Taking a big gulp and
spitting all at the same time, was all I could manage to do.Ugg but it was the awfulness tasting stuff I
had ever drunk.The smell was a lot like
sulfur or rotten eggs, and that didn’t go over well with me either.
As I look back on that event
I realize that a child’s taste is perhaps more sensitive than that of an adult.My grandparents and mother could manage to
swallow the soda spring water and keep it down, but one swig was all I wanted
at that young age.
Mother and Grandma each drank
a cup and seemed to enjoy it, but we children decided to just take pleasure in the
view of the mountains and the rock formations.
Grandma had prepared a lunch
which we enjoyed without the water and then we headed back to Lindsay where
Grandpa’s ranch was.
As an adult, I have never desired to drink that particular mineral water again.
Living Water courtesy photobucket
reminded that Jesus promised us good tasting living water from a spring that
would never run dry.
7:38He that believeth on me, as the
scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.