There once was a man who decided to build a water fountain by the side of the road. When he was complete, he attached a cup to it. Then, he went back to the village.
Soon, very important people of the village came upon the water fountain and looked on it with disgust and disdain. Very quickly these important people sought out the man who had built this terrible fountain. “Come quickly man and tear that fountain down. The design is poor and it looks awful. It must be torn down and a proper one built in its place.”
The man thoughtfully considered what the important people had said. After a time he spoke, “You say my fountain is poorly designed and it looks awful?”
They all chimed in agreement.
The man thought some more. “How many of the poor are able to drink from the fountain?”
The important people answered quietly. “Thousands, but that it not the point.”
“Dear sirs, that is exactly the point. A fountain is made to give water. And, this one is fulfilling it’s purpose admirably.”
The important people walked away.
So it is with us. There will always be “important people” to criticize us and tell us how flawed we are and that we need something more. Yet, that is not the point at all. We all have good water to give to those around us. We all have good messages that help others. God made each and every one of us perfectly with plenty of water for our neighbors.
Thanks be to the Creator who paid the price for our flaws.
Thanks be to the Creator who made each and every one of us useful.
Thanks be to the Creator.
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might” Ephesians 1:17-19 ESV