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Transformation Garden - July 11, 2010

  • 2010 Jul 11


"The water I shall give (her) shall be in (her) a well of water springing up into everlasting life." 
John 4: 14, King James Version 


"Well" - A spring or fountain that is a source to be drawn from. 

"Then soon with the emblem of truth overflowing, and dripping with coolness, it rose from the well." 
Samuel Woodworth 
The Wooden Bucket


"Let us seek the fountain of glory, the fountain of life, the fountain of living water…that there we may drink the living water which springs up to eternal life" 
Columban Sermon

During the past few weeks, many of you have written telling me that you feel as though you are going through a "dry" time in your lives.

Having grown up in the desert, I found out very quickly how refreshing water is, especially cold water on a hot summer day. When it's dry - there is nothing like water.

As kids, my sister and I loved spending time at our grandparent's canyon ranch nestled between two large mountains. The best part of the "ranch" was the creek that wandered through the property. Every summer my dad would dig a hole in the creek bed, which would become our summer swimming pool. For hours at a time we would splash in the refreshing water, swimming along with the fish and frogs that called the creek their home.

Because the ranch was so remote, our water for drinking, bathing and irrigating the fields, came from two wells on the property. One of the main things that made the property so appealing to my grandfather before he purchased the land was the fact that water was so accessible. You didn't have to dig deep at all to find a spring running underground near the creek. Water at the ranch was never in short supply.

Wells with water that refresh us are what we're going to study about for the next few days. In fact, we will learn more about the stories surrounding six wells in the Bible. If you feel dry - it is my prayer that during the next few days, you'll feel refreshed by God's wells of loving care.

Well 1: We will go to a well I call "Hagar's Well." This is God's well of remembrance.

Well 2: We will go to the well in Nahor. This is God's well of guidance.

Well 3: We will go to the well in Midian. This is God's well of protection.

Well 4: We will go to the well in Beer. This is God's well of blessing.

Well 5: We will go to the well in Harod. This is God's well of victory.

Well 6: We will go to the well in Sycar. This is God's well of restoration.

I am excited about our studies for the next few days because I've learned so much researching these wells. And I recognize how they symbolize the work of God in refreshing and renewing our hearts. Please join me in the Garden this week - and again I invite you to tell someone else about Transformation Garden and about the Man who is eager to restore us from His well that never runs dry.


"How lovely is the fount of living water, whose water does not fail, springing up to life eternal. O Lord, You are Yourself that fountain ever and again to be desired…give this water always Lord, that it may be in us too a fountain of water that lives and springs up to eternal life." 
Columban Sermon

Your friend, 
Dorothy Valcàrcel, Author
When A Woman Meets Jesus

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