Idaho Falls Magazine – September / October 2014
In the short Outdoor post, “Where the Wild Water Is”, Gregg Losinski writes,
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “water is life.” Whether man or beast, look for water if you want to find life. The early settlers of our fine burg knew this when they craftily changed the name of our outpost in the wilderness from Eagle Rock to Idaho Falls. The wetness of the name helped to seduce people onto trains and wagons to relocate here, while empty pockets probably helped to keep them from getting back on the train when they saw that we indeed have a river with falls, but that it was surrounded by thousands of square miles of high lava rock desert. The mighty Snake River has served us well, but it tends to lull us into a false sense of aquatic security.
As you continue reading Gregg’s short post, he explains how the fish are to be found outside of the city and not inside where we have all our fancy water features.
I would like to draw a parallel. Spiritual life comes not from what men create and build on their own. It may look impressive, but it does not support eternal life. You need to go to the right spot. The true source.
In the last chapter of the Bible we have these words:
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
The best water for life is a free gift.