With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.Isaiah 12:3 (NIV)
It is common for churches to seek out a scriptural verse at the beginning of a new year to guide them and give focus for mission and ministry for the year ahead. As we prayed for wisdom and discernment for 2022 we believe the Spirit of Christ spoke clearly that this will be a year for spiritual refreshment in which we will drink of the living water of the Spirit and share it with others.
What a beautiful – and much needed – promise! Nearly two years of restrictions, sickness, enforced isolation and gnawing fear have left people frustrated and weary in body, soul and spirit. Many of us have worked hard during this time, and there have been blessings but, as the psalmist records, our souls thirst for the living God.
What could be more important than the invitation for each one of us to joyfully draw spiritual water from wells of salvation?