This summer the rains have fallen in abundance, refreshing our landscapes and forests. Water falls gently through the air, single drops, yet creating an incredible impact. In recent weeks we have enjoyed meditating in our Chapel where we reflected on water as an analogy for God’s spirit in our lives. Gently, God comes to us, and yet as we open ourselves to God we are transformed and can become conduits for God’s grace and love.
From the devotion booklet Contemplative by Design we read, ” The author of Isaiah shares a vision of a meaningful relationship with the Almighty and then says that those who experience it are both watered and become water for others. ‘If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then. . . you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.'” The Gospel of John also affirms the life-giving power of a relationship with God “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
How wonderful reflect with others in the Chapel, the sounds of flowing streams in the background, upon their baptism and then consider how God has and continues to move in their lives.