PWTE Daily Devotion

Peace for the Parched Throat

December 19, 2015

We are thirsty because of sin.

You can listen to today’s devotion by clicking on this SoundCloud link.

“…but God shows his love for us in
that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 English Standard Version

Manitou Springs is a quirky community neighboring Colorado Springs.  Unlike Colorado Springs it actually has natural mineral springs scattered throughout the town.

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Many of these springs are the result of drilling, however, Shoshone Spring is a natural artesian mineral spring. The building in the background was built in the 1890’s and housed the spring until a more recent external font was designed and constructed by artist Carl Reed.

On my visit to Manitou it was the only spring I visited that wasn’t pumping water.  It was dry.

Sin robs us of peace.  We are these amazing creations of God; fashioned, formed and brought to life by God himself.  And it is sin that has robbed us of peace.

As we begin this journey of exploring peace, we start by understanding that the peace of Christ quenches our parched throats.  Peace does not come from us.  It is a gift.  It is a gift given to us through the violence of Jesus’ cross and the glory of his resurrection.

Water is an amazing symbol of peace.  My hope is that through these blogs you will see the effect of God’s gift of peace in your life.

Copyright Douglas P Brauner

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