Friday, July 20, 2012


There is very little grass in Tucson - at my house there is no grass. At the church we nurture a precious piece of lawn - its biggest need of course is water - 4-5 times a day during these summer months. You can't have a lawn in Tucson without a built in sprinkler system unless you want to stand out in the sun all day with a hose! But - even in the worst heat and dryness - water brings green!

I just spent the past 5 days in Kansas City at a worship leaders conference. The church where we met had a huge expanse of grass - it just went on and on - it was so refreshing to see so much green on Monday. Now, 5 days later, after 103 degree days and no rain - all I see is the beautiful green withered into a dry, brown expanse, The church didn't have any sprinklers! No water! The grass was daily crying out for a drop of water - without it ... dry ... brown ... withering.

They say you need some crazy number of glasses of water per day to be healthy - I have at lease that much coffee - since coffee is mostly water - I think I am covered ... well, probably not. Such a simple thing - a glass of water, the quick sprinkling of a lawn - the difference between beauty, life ... withering, brown, dying.

How often do I assume that  the water of God's Word and Spirit from last month, last week, or even yesterday, are sufficient to give life and beauty and freshness to my soul today. Truth is - we need that water poured out upon us daily.  Don't miss His daily invitation to hear His voice through His Word. Are you withering away? Go to the Rock that is higher - Jesus.

 "He opened the rock and water flowed out; it ran in the dry places like a river."
Psalm 105:41


  1. Thank you… a verse from today’s lectio divina:
    Before the mountains were brought forth, or the land and earth were born, from age to age you are God. You turn back to dust and say, “Go back, O child of the earth.” For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past and like a watch in the night. You sweep us away like a dream; we fade away suddenly like the grass. In the morning it is green and flourishes; in the evening it is dried up and withered.
    now has a vivid image attached.

  2. Great post. And thanks for keeping the grass watered because my daughter loves to run around in it!

  3. and how subtle is he whitering... like a frog in the water pot. lest we hear the Truth from the Pulpit of our Master we will sureley be parched.

    mike b


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