I have worked at keeping things alive. Watering early in the morning or late in the evening to prevent the life giving moisture from evaporating in the heat of the day. Most things are surviving, but the effects of the extreme heat are visible.
Today it finally rained and I sat and watched and listened as the heavens poured down the life giving water. As much as I try, my efforts will never equal the benefits of a good rain. A gentle shower from the clouds will always out benefit any man made attempts at watering. I thanked God for the wonderful shower as I looked at my happy yard.
It is quite like our attempts at supplying water for our hearts and souls through man made efforts. We may read the good books, listen to beautiful music, view wonderful works of art, but the greatest enrichment of our souls comes from God. His words, songs of praise to Him, the majesty of nature He created all around us---the well spring of living water He pours over us over and over. No man made attempt will ever equal God's living water in quenching our thirst for love and beauty---He is the well spring of living water.
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."