This is a beautiful imagery of how we all should look. Pouring out the love God has so lavishly blessed us with on those in our world. Being the hands and feet of Christ here on this earth. What a blessing to be allowed to serve others in His name.
Perhaps it comes with the season of life I find myself, but there seems to be a world of hurt and pain all around me. Death, illness, loss of job, economic failings, loss of all kinds---the list goes on and on. The list is long and the needs are great. It is always a privilege to be asked to pray, but it also can become quite over-whelming when the needs are so great.
After visiting with a sweet friend last week, I tweeted what God had laid on my heart after our conversation. "Sometimes we are so deep in the trenches of spiritual warfare, we cannot see the vast army of praying Saints surrounding us. God is our defender!" AND as I blogged last week, do not be shy about asking God for BIG things. I am not speaking of earthly riches, I am speaking of big things in God's economy.
There are times of great loss, great stress, great pain, and great despair when the pump on our fountain slows and sometimes stalls. And our drain--the drain is stuck in full open. We are clinging to the lifeblood of truth and unable to pour ourselves out on anyone else. Life is sucking the very well spring of truth from us. THAT is when the army of Saints steps up and steps in and pours out over us. We are covered in the prayers of the righteous who come forward to refill our fountain when we are wounded and drained. The Saints pour out on us the Balm of Gilead and He hears and works to heal.
What a beautiful vision---surrounded by Saints filling our fountain--faster than the world can drain it---they stand in the gap and fill it again.
So thankful to be used by God to pour out on His Beloved. What joy to pour His love upon those who are hurting.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,