The Well of Salvation

The Well of Salvation

Eric English

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Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation

During the summertime I often think about the wells in Haiti. That everyday people from villages around the island gather at the wells to draw water that will help them sustain and improve their lives.

Certainly they show up every day at the well, pump the handle, fully expecting water to spring forth into their buckets.

Salvation simply means “to be made whole.” Salvation is like that great reservoir of water, just under the surface, that can’t be seen but can be accessed to meet our needs at any time.

Prayer is the tool we use to access the supply that comes through salvation. Just like a bucket descending into the unseen realm to retrieve water, our prayers go into the unseen and retrieve what we have spoken and bring it to the natural realm.

How could you ever thirst, or have need of anything if you are drawing water from the well of salvation? Listen to what Jesus said to the woman at the well.

John 4:10 “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

If we will choose to know Jesus as our living supply, we can have confidence to ask and draw form Him what we need. Jesus wants us to ask for whatever we need in His name, He has told us to ask!

John 16:24, Ask and you will receive that your joy may be full.

People living close to the wells that we have drilled in Haiti have great joy because they are confident of a continual water supply that will meet their needs. We too can experience the joy that comes form knowing whatever we face in life, at anytime by prayer we can draw living water from the well of salvation.