Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fountains in the Thirsty Places

Such sweet cousin love. Ava's about as big as M. but was carted around all over the place. :)

Site of the very first airplane flight--was a wonderful learning/appreciating experience!

The GIANT sand dunes of Nags Head, NC--amazing!! Brought back many memories--this is the beach I vacationed with each year growing up with my family.

How GOOD to belong to Him. It was such an incredible blessing to be among these Godly families--to see God creating an inheritance for Himself in yet ANOTHER generation who is turning their hearts to him. He truly blesses through the generations--how precious to belong to Him!!

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants

Allllmost there....! These dunes are SO high that people hand glide off of them--a real adventure.

...Made me think of the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years...and with so many children in tow...being led by a REAL cloud of the Spirit by day and His firey protection and warmth at night...a wonder...some of the cousins and I talked as we pushed our feet into the sand mountains about how PRECIOUS God's gift of water would have been--in the middle of the desert land...

No stainless steel water bottles clanking on these mama's backs
No beach swim to look forward to later in the day


Fountains out of DRY rock!

And bread blanketing the ground each morning...

So God provides for me

For us

In the midst of every season--dry or lush...

He carries us

He makes life flow when all we see before us is sand or a big Rock in our way.

Christ IS our LIVING stream in the desert...

He says:

"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." (John 7:38)

Jesus, thank you for the places you walk with us that make us so thirsty for you.

"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. (Isaiah 58:11)

Love to you all!

1 comment:

The Stums said...

Awesome post, Gillian. Looks like everyone had an amazing time of rest and fun!