It’s interesting how when the Lord does something new, water is often present, working in tandem with the Holy Spirit. Before He formed the earth, the Bible says that the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. Then, as He began creating, the water and land were separated and seas and rivers were formed. Later, in Genesis 6, when the Lord destroyed humanity, He did so through a great flood; rainwater overtook the world and a new era dawned. When the ark finally settled on top of Mt. Arararat, Noah sent out a dove — a symbol of the Holy Spirit — that returned with an olive branch to let him know that the waters had receded. When he sent the dove out again, it did not come back, but made its home in the earth, just as the Holy Spirit does through people today. Finally, when Jesus began His ministry, He visited the Jordan River where John the Baptist was busy calling sinners to repentance. When John agreed to baptize His Lord, Jesus was immersed in the river, the sky opened up, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. At that moment, the Savior ushered in His Kingdom and became the Living Water that quenches the thirst of all humanity. Thus, from the creation of the world to it’s rebirth after the flood to its ultimate redemption in Christ, the Water of Life has been making things new by the power of His Holy Spirit.
My friend, though the waves look daunting right now, Jesus is doing something new in this season of difficulty. His mercies are washing over you every day, infusing you with life, and causing a well to spring up in your heart. The unending rivers of grace are flowing freely, and the Lord is providing fresh vision and renewed hope to get you through even the darkest of days. He is with you and for you, and the fountains of His goodness and love will never run dry!