The Lord spoke to Moses, “Gather the people and I will give them water.”
~Numbers 21:16, NET
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me
Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,
Opens prison doors, sets the captives free.
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.
Spring up, O well, within my soul.
Spring up, O well, and make me whole
Spring up, O well, and give to me
That life abundantly.
There are several inspiring thoughts about this fantastic story. First of all there is Moses faith. Let’s face it, they are in the wilderness where there is no visible water and God tells Moses to start digging and singing as they dig. You have to admit, that took some faith. Then there is the fact that the water was there all the time but it was below the surface of the ground. It was there but they could not see it and it took some faith and action to uncover it. The third thing of significance is that they praise God for the water long before they see the water. I wonder if Moses told them: “Don’t start with your complaining. I want you to dig and to sing as you did.” You can’t praise God in song and complain to Him at the same time. I wonder what would happen if we did more singing and less complaining!
There is an underground stream that flows throughout the scriptures. That River of Life that flows beneath the surface is Jesus. He is in every passage but sometime you have to dig. May the blessed Holy Spirit open our eyes and give us insight.