Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.
In Genesis 21:19 God provides a well for Hagar to feed her sickly son, Ishmael, so that he may live. Later in the same chapter Abraham and Abimelech have a disagreement over a well which led to a covenant being made between them.
In Genesis 24, a servant finds a wife for Abraham’s son, Isaac, by a well. Later in that chapter, we read of Isaac on his way to meet Rebekah his chosen bride, going by the well where Hagar had been met by the angel of the Lord in Genesis 16. And in Genesis 25 we read of Isaac living there and prospering after his father Abraham had died.
We would be wise to stop here and reflect on the “wells” God has provided along our life’s path – to change our direction, our destiny and the means by which we would serve Him and others. Wells provide water. Both God in the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament use these sites to introduce men and women to spiritual water – living water. Many of us live years on end without seeing any wells these days, but God still uses the “or equivalent” in our lives to either draw us to Him in the first place or to strengthen our relationship with Him. I pray we will be sensitive enough to recognize it when He meets us in those pre-ordained appointments, be it personally, via His angels, or His human servants. These are appointments we don’t want to miss.
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