"Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water."
Water is mentioned in 363 verses in the Bible. God often performed miracles related to water. God spoke and separated the waters so that land appeared, parted the Red Sea and later the Jordan River for the children of Israel, and instructed Moses to tap a rock to get water. God told Moses to turn the Egyptians' water to blood with his staff. He also told him how to sweeten bitter waters with a branch. Many marriages came about after the people met at the well, including Sarah and Abraham, and Jacob and Rachel.
Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, turned water into wine, told His disciple to get money out of the mouth of a fish, walked on water, and calmed the water when the disciples were afraid of the storm. Jesus told the disciples where in the sea to fish and God's prophets, Elijah and Elisha, used their mantles to part the Jordan River.
Water miracles are nothing new, but they are a fresh reminder that God, the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, is still with us today, still doing the equivalent of pointing out the rock to tap in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. The challenges remain, but God knows how to find and transport cement, pipes and pumps, just as He knew exactly where to direct the disciples to fish.
God is directing the steps of Team Two and all of MMM's African staff as they work to finish 2,900 wells before the rainy season begins. Please pray for their safety and for the families supporting the volunteers from afar. Pray that this year's wells will be a blessing to all who drink from them and that this year's total might be one more of God's "water miracles."
This Feel Good story was based on an essay written by Barbara Vaughan, a long-time supporter of Marion Medical Mission.