Have you ever been inspired to write a Christian poem or song lyrics? If so, where did your inspiration come from?

If you’re like many people, the inspiration might have come from a beautiful scene of nature or something inspiring that another person said. Not so with worship leader Rick Founds’ song, “Lord I Lift Your Name On High.”

According to Founds who wrote this song 20 years ago, he was thinking about an article he had been reading in a scientific journal on the process of  hydraulics. Sounds real inspiring, doesn’t it?

But as he read, he was struck by the nature and behavior of various states of water as it goes through its cycle:

–          condensation to  become precipitation,
–           to fall to the earth as rain or snow
–          providing life-giving moisture to seeds and plants as it soaks into the ground
–          then finds its way back into streams, lakes, rivers and oceans
–          to be evaporated back up into the heavens.

As he read about how this natural watering system works, he was reminded of the spiritual, life-giving water of Jesus Christ. He was with the Father from the beginning and “condensed” himself into the form of a man to come to the earth to nurture his creation. He went to the cross, from the cross to the grave and rose again, ascending back to the Father.

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life. John 4:14 NLT

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About Bonnie Winters

I am a Pastor's Wife, Mom, Grandmom, writer, and crafter who loves God with all my heart! Life has been an interesting Journey, so why not pull up a comfy chair, grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and let's just share awhile!
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