IMG_0772.JPGWhen it comes to scenery that inspires and refreshes me, nothing quite matches a waterfall. Crystal clear water cascading freely over a rocky edge and plumenting to a pool below with a misty fountain of sparkling drops and a thundering crescendo heard far away. Add pictuesque trees, greenery, and flowers and the idyllic scene soothes the soul with a perfect combination of beauty and power.

I’ve been thinking about waterfalls lately, partially because of a pre-back-to-school hike into Rocky Mountain National Park where a trail took us past Alberta Falla. As we made our way beside the pounding water, a recent song by Chris Tomlin echoed through my mind. God’s love is like a waterfall pouring down on me, answering when I call.

Here’s something to think about. Let’s say I’m hot, tired, and thirsty. So I ask for something to drink. Expecting a bottle of water or Gatorade, I might be pleasantly surprised with a frosty glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade. But God likes to do things exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all I can ask or even think to ask.

God says, “You’re thirsty? I have a spring that never runs dry.” But instead of sending a trickle of love and hope to soothe the parched places in my spirit, God opens the floodgates of heaven and sends out a waterfall that I can’t possibly contain. Drinking from the bounty of His love is like trying to sip from a fire hose.

I’m overwhelmed by the amazing, plentiful, and beyond description love of God. Love that runs wild and free, tumbling down over the ragged cliffs of Calvary with a mixture of beauty and power. Love that washes away the grime of sin and stress of life with a fountain of forgiveness and grace to the thundering crescendo of rejoicing from heaven as the lost are found.

When I’m living under the waterfall of God’s love, there is no reason to ever thirst again. God provides everything I need, including fresh mercies each morning.

Feeling dry and empty? Open wide. Get drenched. Then pass/splash it on to someone else. There’s plenty more where that came from.

What about you? Are you tired and thirsty? When you ask God to shower you with His love, do you expect a trickle or a waterfall?

Living Under the Waterfall
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