It is in the Scajawea State Park in Pasco, Washington that the Snake and Columbia rivers meet. From that point on, there is no longer a Snake River; all that is seen is the Columbia. A significant confluence has occurred.

Such a confluence in the spirit exists because we have made the wise decision to come to Jesus. Our old lives are covered by the flow of Calvary’s blood, we merge into Jesus Christ, and no longer is our old life visible, rather we have integrated into one with God. We are fused and interlocked with Him.

What an almost incomprehensible thought is this. We who have been lost and twisted as a raging river have become part of the Divine. Paul’s words to the church at Ephesus say it this way:

“For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” 5:30

And to the Corinthians:

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” 6:17

Because of a confluence that has obliterated our old ways, we are now at one with God, and we have become holy. So acutely united with Him are we that we have become bone of His bone, and of His flesh do we exist.

Our own spirit has been subjugated to His, so that godly thinking and spiritual philosophy become our own. It truly is miraculous, for no longer visible, or of any significance is our former life, our misjudgments, our flawed thinking, our unsound, cracked and crazed goals.

We’re a joined river, flowing now to eternal life.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to Confluence

  1. cindyinsd says:

    Great metaphor, Shirley!

    I would never have thought of this. And the name of the first river; the Snake; is perfect for it. 😉

    God bless,


  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Cindy–

    Oh…what a great addition: the works of the old serpent in our lives submerged and washed away by the precious blood of Jesus.

  3. dean says:

    “How precious is the flow…..”

  4. Shirley says:

    “…that makes me white as snow…”

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