Crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2–3)
We live in Fountain City, Alabama. You’ll not find it on a map, because that’s not its official name; it’s just often referred to as that. At one time, there were over 400 artesian wells in our city and immediate vicinity, of which several are still flowing. When we first moved to the area over twenty-five years ago, we knew they were here, but we never drank from them. It was easier to turn on the tap at home, and that was enough for us. Then we took a church in another town in another state. Shortly after our arrival, a member who owns a water store brought a dispenser and some five-gallon bottles of spring water to the parsonage, informing us that we were to help ourselves to all the water we wanted while living there. For the next ten years, that’s all we drank.
Retirement would eventually bring us back to Alabama and to tap water that no longer quite satisfied us. That’s when someone reminded us of the artesian wells. Now we keep our containers filled with the pure, sweet water that continually flows from the underground springs, often waiting our turn while others fill their own containers.
Once you have tasted the best, that’s what you crave. Once you’ve experienced the goodness of God, nothing else satisfies.
Yearn for more of God’s Word and watch yourself grow.
Marcy Burke enjoys living in Alabama, being a retired pastor’s wife, former missionary, and worship leader. She enjoys playing the piano and taking long walks with her husband, Larry.
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