Water of Life

01:28 PM   //   by Emily Garrett Peña   //   Blog  //  No Comments

The phrase “water is life” takes on new meaning when you live on the farm. Colombia has been in an extended drought, and over the last year we even had some time with no water at our farm. We continue to practice stewardship with this precious resource, and to pray for rain and for God’s miracles. Recently, after a few good rains, Steve walked up the mountain to check on the springs… but they were dry. He was very frustrated, but decided to praise God anyways, remembering this passage in Habakkuk 3:17-18, “Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exult in the LordI will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”

After a short time, an idea came to mind, so he walked further up to a different part of the property, to where he felt God had directed him. From a distance he could hear water splashing, and picked up his pace to see a NEW spring, gushing out from under some tree roots and pouring into a pool below! Joyfully, Steve ran back down to get some unused plastic hoses, tied the lengths together with bits of a discarded inner-tube, and shoved one end into the hole under the tree. The stream of water now flows down to the system of pipes that eventually arrives to our houses on the farm, providing fresh water for the children and staff!

“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13-14

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