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Wells of Salvation

Salvation Spiritual Health Faith

Source: "How do wells get their water from underground rivers?" Category: Earth Science, Published: July 16, 2013West Texas A&M University Science

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Contributed By: Marcelle Smith | Date Posted: 2023-11-28

Scripture: Isaiah 12:3 ; Ephesians 3:17

Author: Marcelle Smith


Water sources are always precious, especially in a desert climate. According to Texas A&M Science:

Most wells don’t get their water from underground rivers, but instead get the water from aquifers. Aquifers are layers of rock and soil with water flowing through their small pores. Groundwater drips slowly and gently through the small spaces within rocks, between rocks, and between loose materials such as sand and gravel. In fact, water in aquifers can take years to centuries to flow back to the surface. A typical flow rate for water in aquifers is ten feet per year. For this reason, if a region experiences no rain for a few weeks, the wells will not immediately run dry. New water from rain and melting snow drips down into the ground through the pores and cracks in the rocks and soil. The well has to be deep enough so that it is below the water table so that the water fills up.


Those who are deeply rooted in Christ will experience sustainance and joy unspeakable from the salvation and security He provides, with plenty of "reserves" on hand rippling through and flowing up from the swell of the groundwaters of His grace.

"With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation" (Isaiah 12:3, ESV).

"[I pray that] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:16-19, ESV).

Stepping Into the Fog with Faith

Faith Fear Trust (In God)

Contributed By: Amber Szabo | Date Posted: 2023-11-10

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5 ; John 10:27

Author: Amber Szabo


Coming from California we of course had some unique weather issues. Something that we had in the Central Valley of California was what we called Pea Soup Fog. Growing up on a rice farm, our winters would arrive like clock work with a thick blanket of fog. Sometimes we would have a week of all night and all day fog that would never break or lift.

Living out in the countryside I remember nights where people would show up at our door asking where they were because they would get so lost they wouldn’t know what road they were on. 

Peas Soup Fog is not just disorienting, it can be utterly dangerous and unhealthy:

[It] is a very thick and often yellowish, greenish or blackish fog caused by air pollution that contains soot particulates and the poisonous gas sulphur dioxide. This very thick smog occurs in cities and is derived from the smoke given off by the burning of soft coal for home heating and in industrial processes. Smog of this intensity is often lethal to vulnerable people such as the elderly, the very young (infants) and those with respiratory problems.

And beyond being unhealthy, it can downright blinding.

When learning to drive it was imperative that I learn to roll my windows down at a stop sign to listen for cars since you couldn't see them.  I almost ran into a cow once because it had gotten loose and was walking on the road in the fog.   

Growing up I remember the fog was dangerous and I was scared of it.  


Flash forward 20 years. The foggy days weren’t as prevalent as when I was younger in the Valley, but we would still have a few weeks a year where we would get a stretch of fog.  I would wake up early to go on my neighborhood walks and remember how the lack of being able to see heightened my sense of hearing.  I felt like I could hear everything within a mile range. 

I remember one recent foggy morning heading out for my morning walk after we had sold our home. At that time we had no answers of what to do next, what was coming next. As I pondered the uncertainties, I stood there in the street and looked down it into the fog. I literally could not see two steps ahead of me. 

For the first time ever I remember not feeling scared or wary, but I felt trust. I prayed, "Lord guide each step, help me to trust even when I don’t see the next step. When I'm scared, help me to just take that next step. Let me hear your voice to guide me."

He was so faithful to give peace, faith, and trust in the middle of that foggy season of life.  Whether the vision isn’t perfect and you have a lot of questions, or when you can see clearly, but still have a lot of questions, roll down the windows, so to speak, and listen for His voice. Allow His wisdom, His counsel, His comfort to guide you through the fog. 

Walk in faith as you step into the unknown.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28, ESV).

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27, NIV).

Test the Ice

Faith Evangelism Apologetics

Contributed By: Jeff Hage | Date Posted: 2023-06-22

Scripture: Hebrews 11:1 ; Romans 1:20

Author: Jeff Hage


My brother and I wanted to play hockey on the frozen lake. We believed that the ice was thick enough, the temperature was well below freezing for several days. So we began to crawl slowly on the ice to make sure what we believed was true.

As we went out further and further, a truck pulling a trailer with an ice fishing hut drove right passed us. As soon as we saw that, we jumped up with greater confidence and played hockey all day!


As we look around the universe, we see God's creation and other evidence which build our faith. As we continue to search, we find more and more evidence. Eventually, our faith grows stronger. We test the ice, and find that Christ is a firm foundation.

Faith is NOT blind faith. Seek and you will find! Faith affirming evidence is all around you!

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible" (Hebrews 11: 1-3, ESV). Hebrews 11:1-3

"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse" (Romans 1:20, ESV).

Salad Bar Faith

Faith Inerrancy Compromise (Convictions)

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2022-07-31

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Peter 1:20

Author: Mitchell Dillon

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Scrutinizing Seashells

Circumstances Faith God's Will

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2022-02-03

Scripture: Romans 11:33

Author: Mitchell Dillon

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Lean Your Whole Weight On Jesus

Believe Faith Gospel

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2021-10-19

Scripture: Romans 10:9

Author: Illustration Exchange

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Nothing is Impossible

God's Power Faith Perseverance

Contributed By: Walter Simmons | Date Posted: 2021-03-27

Scripture: 1 Kings 18:46 ; Acts 8:39

Author: Walter Simmons

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The Hope Effect

Hope Word of God Faith

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2020-10-22

Scripture: Isaiah 40:31

Author: Mitchell Dillon

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Faith In A Dying Savior

Faith Good Friday Easter

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2020-04-28

Scripture: Luke 23:43

Author: Mitchell Dillon

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The Lifetime Pass That Was Never Used

God's Promises Faith Blessings/Blessedness

Contributed By: Howard Harden | Date Posted: 2019-10-11

Scripture: Proverbs 16:20 ; Matthew 7:24

Author: Howard Harden

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