Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A Fountain Display - A Dose of Encouragement 95


20 years ago our family went to a Fountain and Fireworks display one night in Pennsylvania and just oohed and aahed in amazement as the water gushed up in time to the music and the fireworks and special lights sent colours through the spray.



Everyone gazed fixedly at the fountains and fireworks and none of us wanted to take our eyes off them for a minute because of the beauty we beheld.



I have always been attracted to fountains and have previously written in this blog about some Unusual Fountains and also about my favourite one in Belgium, the Tervuren Fountain  but I have never forgotten that lovely night and the beauty of God's creation of water with man's creation of music.



Have you ever seen lots of little fountains in your church?  

No I'm not mad and seeing water spouting all over our church; but one Sunday during some quiet worship time I did have a picture in my mind of tall narrow fountains scattered around our congregation.  

They were in the place of various people and I felt God was telling me that there were people in our church who were like His fountains. 



So what is a fountain?  

Well it contains water, it moves water around and it spurts water up in the air. 

Fountains are always a centre of attraction and are considered to be beautiful features.

They give a sense of excitement as the water wells up and the feeling of continual renewing as the water is caught up time and time again.






Can we be like fountains? 

As Christians we have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus and have received His righteousness.

We have the Holy Spirit in our lives stirring us up to share God's love . 

We are the showcase of the beauty and grace of God's love to the world.

God wants us to be excited by our Salvation so that we cannot help but testify of this to others.

We can be renewed by the Spirit daily. 



Are you like a fountain?


Yes - We can be like fountains.  


The difference between us and the fountain display we watched all those years ago 
is that through us people should be led to 
ooh and aah 
not at us
but
at the true fountain of life
our Saviour Jesus Christ
and
at the beauty of the Gospel 



We should lead others to ooh and aah at the true beauty

Titus 3: 3-7

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, 
serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, 
and hating one another.   
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.





11 comments:

  1. I love this concept! We are fountains of His glory!! Thank you for sharing this powerful image.

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  2. Beautiful imagery. I like the idea of being a fountain...much like Christ is our living water we can help deliver the water as a fountain. :)

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  3. I love the challenge for us to be Godly fountains...God knows there are more then enough negative ones. Good post.

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  4. This is such a great picture of our relationship with and dependence on God. In fact, I love all the images of Scripture that reveal God's desire to refresh us, to make us fruitful and watered, like a "spring of water that never fails."
    Thanks for your lovely words today!

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  5. May we as believers become like fountains bubbling up and the Water of Life flowing through us and out to others. I believe God was showing you people in your church who were these type of fountains. Thank you for sharing your awesome post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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  6. Amen. We need to show others the way even when we too are still searching it ourselves.

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  7. Neat concept! Thanks for sharing. Btw I am a huge fan of fountain and fireworks displays #BloggerCareGroup

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  8. Thats such a cool thought to be Godly fountains for others to see! love that! thanks for sharing with us!

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  9. I like that connection, Sandra. I've never thought about these things in this context before. :) I quite like the idea of being a fountain. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  10. What a wonderful correlation! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  11. I love the idea of being a fountain. I want others to see Christ in me, thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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