1. Fountain

     Oh Christ, He is the fountain

  For with you is the fountain of life. (Ps 36:9)

The Lord uses many pictures to help us see the reality of His purposes. The Fountain is a beautiful picture of God as the constant and abundant Source of life itself, the free-flowing Sustainer of growth and regeneration, and the complete Satisfier of thirsting souls and empty lives. There could be no clearer contrast than the barrenness of the desert as compared with the lush green of an oasis. The difference is the life-sustaining flow from the fountain. 

Ps 36:9  "For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."

But we are so prone to seeking our own means to satisfy our thirst instead of coming to the fountain. God purpose has always been that we should drink from the fountain of living waters (and eat from the Tree of Life) but ever since the Fall, mankind has continued to succumb to the deception that we can be independent and find satisfaction by our own means. The result is an ever-increasing thirst. Being creative, resourceful people we try all sorts of ways to satisfy our thirst. We build cisterns to hold our drinking water, but very soon we find that our cisterns fail and our thirst remains.   

Jeremiah 2:13 "For my people have committed two evils. They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn for themselves cisterns - broken cisterns that can hold no water" (NKJV) 

But God longs for us to drink from the fountain and for us to grow in Life and fruitfulness. 

(Rev 21:6-7 KJV) "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."


Oh Christ, He is the  fountain,
T
he deep, sweet well of life,
Its living streams Iíve tasted
Which save from grief and strife.
And to an ocean fullness,
His mercy doth expand;
His grace is all-sufficient
As by His wisdom planned.

                           -Anne Ross Cousin

 

(John 7:37-39 NIV) 'On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. {38} Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." {39} By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.'

To be fruitful in music ministry, we must first come the Fountain and drink of the Living waters. Why do we so often rely on past experiences or our stored up 'cisterns' instead of daily drinking at the fresh and flowing Fountain? 

How can we tune our hearts to sing of God's grace to us? Come and drink at the Fountain!


Come, O Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing your grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise.

-R. Robinson       © in this version Jubilate Hymns
337 Hymns for Today's Church.
Hodder & Stoughton

 

 

 What does this mean for me?

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