The Overflowing Fountain

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God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:5 NRSV

Love so amazing, so divine.  God’s love is poured down upon us just as water in a fountain cascades down filling one level after another.  He doesn’t use a funnel that’s wide at the top and narrows down at the bottom; he pours his love full strength over us and through us so it fills us from one layer to the next.  It’s not a flooding torrent either like some of the storms we experience here in South Texas that end as quickly as they begin.  God’s love is soft and gentle, yet strong, covering us securely without drowning us.

But, unlike the fountain that has a recirculating pump to carry the water back to the top, once his love fills our heart it flows out from us to reach others.  As we receive God’s love, mercy, and grace it overflows from us naturally.  Yes, sometimes things don’t go right and we feel separated from God or we separate ourselves, but the love is there always.  Just remember to turn the fountain back on!

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight Philippians 1:9 NRSV