John 4:13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 

TWO WELLS

by Robin Aylor

There once were two wells spewing out waters

To nourish souls of the sons and the daughters

One was alive, purified

The other looked clean, to the naked eye

But toxins like arsenic, venom and bane 

Longed to flow through the children’s veins

Covered in Aspartame and Formaldehyde sweet

In hopes that the people would drink and eat

Lurking and hiding the poison they carried

Knowing partakers would soon be buried

Both fountains cried out “I satisfy!”

But one shared the truth, the other a lie

I thought, how shall one know, which to partake?

Then I looked round about, upon the landscape

Around one fountain, vegetation was dead

The people were crying, I heard what they said

Woe to us! They yelled out in pride

The waters they drank made them bitter inside

It had rotted their eyes and made them blind

It closed up their ears and hardened their mind

It changed how they think, it made their life stink 

Yet their greatest desire was to take another drink

From the other fountain, Oh yes! I was sure

Sprung the water of life, unpolluted and pure

The grass was green, the flowers in bloom

The people were singing a joyous tune

They loved one another, all could see 

That the water of life was abundant and free

They carried that life wherever they'd go

The water they drank was the word that was spoke

They spoke in the deserts, the valley and plains 

Knowing Gods living Word, never waters in vain

Dear friend, if you know Christ positionally and his righteousness has been imputed to you, please don't dishonor him continuing day after day to drink from the poison waters of the world.

 

Though the ways of broken people may seem similar at times; those who practically live their lives in a loop of sin instead of a circle of repentance can fool themselves into thinking they have the righteousness of Christ even though they don't delight in or savor the living water and his word which he has given them.

Which well is spewing up inside you today?

In which well do you delight?