My devotional reading this morning was from Ps. 105. Vs. 41 says, “He opened the rock and water flowed out. It ran in the dry places like a river.” This is of course a powerful picture of God’s miraculous provision for his people. We have been blessed many times by God bringing resources that were just as unlikely as ‘water from a rock’ and we depend on divine provision for what God has in the future.
But there is another picture here. When we see new life in Christ flow from Muslim Imams and Hindu Priests, it is effectively living water from a ‘rock’ – apart from God, an impossible source. And where does this living water flow? It flows into dry places like a river. The river travels the path of least resistance or you could say, the path of greatest receptivity. Living water flowing through unlikely people through their natural networks is what we are watching happen. And it gives proof to two very powerful Scriptural pictures – Streams in the Desert and the Desert will Bloom.
Blessings to All,
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
33 He changes rivers into a wilderness
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
34 A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He changes a wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish an inhabited city,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And gather a fruitful harvest.
38 Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease.