Water and the Word: Rivers, Fountains, Pools, Springs
I will open rivers on the bare heights,
and fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
and the dry land springs of water.
The prophet conjures a flow
of divine reversals
in which lacking
and parched earth
into oases of hope.
pools, springs, oh my!
And we are called
to set aside a myopic view
of scarcity, in favor
of the divine lens of abundance,
recognizing that resources aplenty
are not a blessing themselves,
but rather an avenue
through which blessing flows.
© 2019 Todd Jenkins