Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Cup of Cold Water

Here I sit, very nervous about the world I've been dangling my toes in for awhile now. I have a list of blogs that I check regularly and I started to feel like I was only taking and not giving. The Lord was urging me to write, to share with my friends, and this is a super way to do it. The technology overwhelms me, I know, it's "user friendly" but still! So, to decide on a name. What's in a name? What should I choose? Then the other night my little girl was up and to console her I offered her a cup of cold water. I thought, "That's it!" A cup of cold water.

I love having friends over, but we hardly ever have anything to drink other than water. When people enter I always say, "Would you like something to drink? Actually, all we have is water." Inevitably the person says, "Oh, that would be great. Water is fine." (Maybe they leave and get a fountain coke from the gas station...I don't know!) That's what we all desire when we are really thirsty, isn't it? Just a cup of cold water.

In Mark 9:38-41 we see the disciples questioning Jesus regarding someone who was driving out demons, but wasn't "one of us." Jesus tells them to relax that no one who is for them can be against them, I love what He says in v.41, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." There are several places where we see servants providing cups of water to thirsty travelers. That's what I would like this to be. A place for a cup of water for thirsty travelers. I pray that this would be an outlet for me to laugh and cry with friends old and new. So, if you are thirsty and need to stop for a cup of water, I pray that this humble little blog will be just the place for you...for us. Thanks for stopping by.


Christy said...

I know you've been blogging for about a month so, but "welcome". I'm a friend of Linda's, over in Germany!

I love how you got the title of your blog! Off to read more!

berrypatch said...

Linda told me to be sure to read the first post as it explains the title of the blog. I have to say, I'm so glad I did. I love your perspective. I'll definitely be reading more! Welcome to the blogging world! :-)