A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source. ~ Arthur Baer
Living in the desert, it gets hot in the summer months…that’s H.O.T. So during the winter months, with the balmy 85 degree days, the snowbirds fly in and the locals take advantage of the cooler days with outdoor activities.
This past Sunday, Mr. Gypsy and I went to church and then afterward to the monthly church picnic. It was a fabulous time of fellowship, food and fun. ANYHOW…
The teaching was on being refueled and our pastor made a comment…
We are leaky vessels and we need to be refilled. We are not the Dead Sea. We are a channel for living water to flow through. ~ Pastor Brian Daly, The Garden Fellowship
Do I hear an Amen?!? We are a channel! How cool is that?!?
Sometimes it is easy to forget we need to be refilled. Actually, we require it in order to stay on mission. Even Jesus needed it.
Matthew 14:13(NKJV) When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself…
Mark 1:35(AMP) And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed.
Luke 4:42(AMP) And when daybreak came, He left [Peter’s house] and went into an isolated [desert] place.
I must admit there are times when I feel like that “leak” is more like a hole in an aquarium with pressure coming from all sides. But, God forbid it ever be dammed up! It’s simply a reminder of the urgency to take the alone time required to be refilled.
Likewise, if we find ourselves not needing a refill then we’re not “leaky” enough. We have thirsty people all around us and since we are the ones selected to put a face on Jesus, we ought to be stepping up with a crisp, cool glass of that living water!
Remember…Unlike the plumber, we don’t have to trace source of our leak. We know exactly where it is and also the source of the refill.