Streams in the desert showed up in Artesia, NM. I passed it along the road one day. The name came from many artesian water wells in the area. The blessing in the wells was that they were found in a hot and dusty desert.
So, on that day, when we were on our way to see family, when in the 100 degree heat, the car broke down. If you have had a special needs child in the car during a breakdown like this, you will know how high my anxiety was. Parked on the side of the road with an over-heated car, no air conditioning and very little water, I found I had to ride the Spirit’s protection there.
But, you know, I found streams in the desert. I prayed and three mechanics showed up to help us. Before we knew it, we got the car started (faster than my roadside assistance service, who finally called me when we arrived at the repair shop), and they led me to a Christian mechanic. Talk about something I could never have planned…
The Spirit met our needs with streams in the desert
When they saw how much in need we were, they not only fixed the car (while we waited), but helped us refresh ourselves and our dogs, before they got us on our way. My special needs son and his brother were happy campers by the time we left, and we waved goodbye to our newfound friends.
The Lord so truly blessed us in our distress that day! Like the artesian wells in New Mexico, we found underground springs in the desert of the Spirit from out of nowhere. The breakdown brought us short-term hardship, but the long-term effects blessed the socks off our family!
We trust in Jesus
While we do trust in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins. His guarantee of our salvation is the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.
His streams in the desert are unending.