At the well.

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.   And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”  Romans 8:14-17 

Seeing a well in Haiti, whether in a school yard, in an urban setting or out in the middle of nowhere in the mountains; it is a Spiritual moment.  The question arises, are these people or this single person saved?  Do they know the Son of God?  The young woman at the well in the school yard in Cap Haitian in the attached photo has surely heard of Jesus Christ as the pastors there share their water with the neighborhood and also the news of our risen Savior with those who come for water.  I heard a song recently about the woman at the well in the 4th Chapter of John.  This woman at Cap Haitian and the words of this simple song resonate a truth of every well in Haiti that I have ever seen and also holds true for each of us. 

“Jesus’ feet were growing weary as he journeyed on His way.  So He rested at a well side; a comfort in the heat of day.  There He waited for a woman, black with sin and bound for hell.  When she arrived, He plainly told her, “what you need is not in the well.  He’s still waiting by the well and He’s holding out His hand.  If you’ll drink this living water you won’t have to thirst again.  He’s been waiting by the well side knowing you’d be passing by so take advantage of the moment; He’s not gone, He’s still waiting by the well.  Are you tired of being thirsty even though you’ve had your fill of the water that the world gives?  Does it leave you longing still?  Well, there’s good news up at the well side.  A woman’s voice rings loud and clear, she says this man changed her forever.  And if you need hope, you can find it here!”  

The children attending this school have heard the good news and are sharing the news of living water with those along their journey back into their neighborhoods still listening to the lies of this world; the lies of the vodou priest.  Thank you for preparing them for their journey by supporting their school feeding program. 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay