When the rest of the world entered into the Christmas season last weekend and began singing about Noel, we were without water and we were singing “no well.” Country living is wonderful with its open range and wide spaces scattering homes here and there, but as wonderful as this country lifestyle of ours is, it requires a water well and you never really know when something will go amiss and you end up with no water. I might add that people tend to get feisty when water does not flow! In my predicament, I can thank the Lord for several things as I look back to last weekend.
First, our well stably pumped water on Thanksgiving, allowing us to live uninterrupted lives and entertaining a house guest in comfort who traveled home by the time our well decided to quit. I’m thankful for the showers we enjoyed, the toilets that flushed and the water flowing liberally as we cooked and carved a messy 22 lb. turkey on Thanksgiving Thursday!
Second, I thank God for the grace to enjoy our holiday weekend regardless of our dilemma. We set up our tree and decorated our home like clean, showered people did. We ate out of cans or we used paper plates and cooking was brief giving us more time to watch the Christmas movies on TV and fill up on munchies from disposable bags!
Lastly, once the weekend was over, our well-driller was at our place, Johnny-on-the-spot! I gasped when the grim diagnosis revealed that we needed a new pump. They are pricey! But I’m thanking God and praising Him because we were told that we are still under warranty! All the repairs cost us short of $900, but it could have been worse and twice that amount.
Today I’m thankful for God’s perfect timing. He had His mighty hand on us and on our celebration last Thursday and I’m so grateful! On this Thankful Thursday, I’m thanking Him that He never leaves me and His living water is always available. It never runs dry! He that believeth in me, as the scripture saith: Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38