Shepherds, Sheep, and Wells

Abraham dug them; life-giving wells that bubbled up pure and invigorating. And then he died. The Philistines eyed their chance to hinder God’s people, and into the bracing stream they threw stones and debris and trash, the filler mounding ever higher until finally the flow was a trickle, then merely an ooze across the top, then there was nothing. But hang on! Underneath the stuff, the junk, the sin, God’s water was sure, was still cool, was still invigorating, was still necessary. It had not lessened, had not receded, had not been quenched.

The sheep lay panting.

One day Isaac walked by a stopped-up well. Ho!, this cannot be! And that godly man began digging. He threw out the stones, the trash, the debris, the sin, the carnality. He re-dug the well, and then another, and another.

The sheep drank . . . and lived.

Praying today for shepherds. . . and for the sheep, thirsty sheep, needy sheep . . .who look with trusting eyes to their shepherd.

Genesis 26


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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One Response to Shepherds, Sheep, and Wells

  1. I am grateful for the shepherds who keep the well flowing.

    Oh so true, Sister Moore, as am I. Love and blessings.

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