All to Jesus: A Year of Devotions
   Devotion for Wednesday, October 03, 2012
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All to Jesus: A Year of Devotions by Robert J. Morgan

For such a modest little word, "all" plays a significant role in Scripture, appearing nearly 6,000 times to amplify noble truths, commands, and promises! In his uplifting 365-day devotional, Morgan continually reminds you of God's purposes, power, and compassion. Prepare to gain deeper knowledge of your Creator and Savior! Originally titled My All in All. 400 pages, hardcover from B&H, Copyright 2012.

October 3rd - Day 277

All my springs are in You. - Psalm 87:7

When I was a youngster, my parents built a home at the foot of Roan Mountain on the Tennessee and North Carolina border. My dad, who had grown up there, took countless hikes up the hillside looking for marshy ground indicating the presence of a spring. Using dynamite and a shovel, he dug back to the heads of springs, installed reservoirs, and piped the water down to the house. Many times I went with him to clean out the springs, and we were amazed at how these small creeks and brooks could perpetually run underground, never drying up, never exhausted, and always fresh and cool.
     Psalm 87 was a psalm of rejoicing for those living in Jerusalem, the Mountain of God. This city wasn't built on a river or lake; it depended on the Gihon Spring for its water supply. But when the psalmist said, "All my springs are in you," he meant that all his innermost resources were found in His ever-flowing and overflowing Lord—all his courage, joy, resilience, optimism, hope, love, wisdom, and patience.
     The Lord Jesus is the source of that which refreshes our personalities and of all that makes our personalities refreshing. As Matthew Henry put it, "There is in Him an all-sufficiency of grace and strength; all our springs are in Him, and all our streams are from Him."

I thirst for springs of heavenly life,
and here all day they rise—
I seek the treasure of Thy love,
and close at hand it lies.

—Anna Waring

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