Water and the Word: Flow

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said,

‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’
(John 7:38)


Ever notice 

that the water 

coming ‘round the bend, 

across the rocks, 

and over the dam 

never seems to worry 

about not arriving earlier 

or being able 

to hang around longer? 


It just flows in the present, 

adding the gentle power 

of its liquid abrasion 

to every obstacle 

in its path, 

and rolling toward the ocean 

with all of the focus 

and intentionality 

of the moment. 


What would 

our lives be like 

if we could mirror 

such rapt attention 

toward the world 

around us, 

being exactly who we are 

in each breath and conversation? 


© 2018 Todd Jenkins


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