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Which water....?

Bishop Paul (L'pool) spoke of four images related to water in the bible:
CISTERN
Broken, aged, "tired" and, if full of any water, it is usually brackish, unpalatable and likely to do you harm in the long run because it isn't flowing or connected to any source of life...

WELL
Demanding trust (you can't always see whether there's water at the bottom or not) hard work (you have to throw down your bucket and drag it all up) and a willingness to share (your water with thirsty strangers - and their parched animals). It's a big effort....

SPRING
The holy well near Ruthin displays a trough of water which, at its centre, boasts a mound of water "bursting up", overflowing with life, healing and wholeness - and freely available to all those who turn up and recognise their need of this lifegiving water...

FOUNTAINS
In the psalms are evidence of God's blessing of Zion - holy people gathered in a holy place seeking to serve a holy God. There is abundance of lifegiving water "bursting up" to demonstrate God's gracious provision....

WHICH image speaks to you of a church you know....?

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