Wayne Weekly “…the Heat is On”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 20, 2020
This morning I opened my office door, ready for a day’s work. Nothing out of the ordinary, just another Monday. As the door swung open I glanced toward my desk.
The front office staff, Linda our Business Manager and Linnie our Administrative Assistant, earlier in the year, had placed an impressive looking plant on the corner of my desk. I don’t recall where it came from right now, but I was delighted to have the greenery close by. A welcome change from the glaring monitor of my computer. As I quickly scanned my desk top my eyes stopped as I viewed what was just this past Friday a healthy and beautiful plant. The leaves were drooping like a weeping willow, the two long stems holding up its unique looking flowers were bent over as if bowing to my computer screen. It was severe case of wilting. Was this a plant pandemic?
Linnie’s desk is in earshot of my office. “Linnie…come see my plant…what happened?”
Linnie has been the caretaker of my conservatory since the plant arrived in my office. Linnie responded and walked through my office doorway. “Oh”, she said in a bit of an anxious tone, “it needs water…and the heats on!”
As Christian’s, we need refreshment on a daily basis from the Living Water. Jesus is the well for that water. If we drink daily of that water…we will never thirst. We will remain upright and vibrant even when “the heats on”.
Oh, my plant, within a few hours after being watered, it perked up. The wilting was gone. Its countenance was lifted…and so was mine.
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37-38