A Winner and a Pearl from the Word

Somebody’s next trip to Barnes & Noble just got a little more fun. You guessed it—we’ve got a winner for this year’s “Back At It” Giveaway.

The lucky commenter this time is Laura! Congrats and enjoy the gift card, Laura. Hope it helps you get something you’ve been wanting lately. Or maybe as you browse, you’ll find an unexpected bargain and treasure. We all love it when that happens, don’t we?

Speaking of treasure, let’s consider a little pearl from the Word of God today. Since the Psalms are jam-packed with treasure, I don’t have to look far to find a real gem.

Psalm 87:7 says, “As they make music they will sing, ‘All my fountains are in you.’”

I love both parts of this verse. Notice it doesn’t say “if they make music.” It says “as they make music.” Making music comes naturally to many of us—that’s how God made us. But I think believers also want to make music and sing because of the joys of knowing God as our Father. Music is an overflow of our hearts, a spring bubbling up that we can’t contain.

That bubbling spring is alluded to in the second half of the verse as the Psalmist says, “All my fountains are in you.” And there’s the real pearl in this passage. The living waters of our lives and the refreshment we daily need are found in God. Life is found in him.

Some of us may be seeking that life and refreshment in other things. If we do, we’ll eventually find that those other things don’t satisfy our thirst the way the Lord does. Sure, our families, our friends, and the activities we love may bring joy and refreshment, but who gives us those blessings? Yes, the Lord is giver of all good gifts.

I don’t know about you, but all my fountains are in him. And that makes my heart sing!

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

*What fountain (blessing) in your life especially makes your heart sing?

*Flickr photo by jenny downing

Comments

  1. Thanks, Cheryl, for this exciting honor! The fountain that makes my heart sing is definitely my grandchildren. Anytime I can spend time with them is the joy of my life! Even better, if I get to see their mothers as well of course. God has blessed me so much with those 5 precious little ones. He has put a song of praise in my mouth & I am so grateful! I just know before too much longer you will have same blessing in your own life!

  2. Yes, Laura, we are definitely looking forward to the day God brings a grandchild into our lives. Sure appreciate everyone’s prayers for Kristin and Shawn’s adoption process. Enjoy your grandbabies! :)

  3. I love this verse, Cheryl. Can’t really remember ever coming across it in Scripture. I’ve heard it in song. So beautiful to think about all of God’s fountains living in us . . . indeed, a spring of living water flowing from within and without.

    Lovely.

    ~elaine

  4. Congrats to your winner!

    I love that verse! If we will remember that He is our ULTIMATE refreshment, our Oasis, we’ll never grow weary.

    Blessings to you, sweet Cheryl!

  5. Elaine and Julie, so glad you loved the verse! I love sharing good stuff like that! :)

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