Mountain Streams

 September 18
 Daily Reading – Pro. 24-25 / 2 Cor. 7


Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.


      Have you ever been near a cool mountain stream? The snow that has fallen on the mountaintop slowly melts in the heat of the noonday sun. The result is a flow of pure, clear water that will stream down to the valleys below. That water is as crystal clear as a pane of clear glass. Not only is it transparent, but it is also refreshingly cold. To someone who may be working hard at the base of the mountain on that day, this cool clear water is like a blessing from God for a hard day’s work. One would almost need to be careful, so as not to drink too much of it and become bloated. Nevertheless, it just tastes so cool, so good, and so refreshing.

      Our verses today tell of the same goodness. Just as the invigorating and thirst-quenching cold water that comes from the snow on a mountaintop to the workers in the valley below, so refreshing is a messenger who brings faithful truth to comfort our very soul.

      The truth of God’s saving grace is, as Proverbs 25:11-13 say, like apples of gold in a silver bowl and fine jewels to the wearer. Like a cool, refreshing, drink of water on a hot day. The good news, or the Gospel as it’s called, is also valuable and refreshing to the soul, burdened down under the sin of today. Wouldn’t you like to be God’s faithful refreshing messenger of this good news today?


    Not only is the message a comfort to the hearer, but also the messenger refresheth the one who sent them. Oh, don’t you want to be that for the Lord today. To be refreshing to Him as a cool mountain stream, as we deliver His message of good news.

Will you refresh our God today?



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