The upwelling of fresh springs underneath the surface brings sustenance and renewal. Quietly it brings life and refreshing to those within its’ sphere.
I have often thought this also should be the way of the Christian sojourner quietly bringing life to those within their sphere.
Stagnant water stinks and has the stench of death around it. Stagnant water eventually dries up in the heat of the summer sun.
Unfortunately, this is the way of many. When the heat from the trials and temptations come they evaporate, sometimes without even a remembrance they were there.
Those living in the upwelling of fresh springs of the Holy Spirit may fade a bit in the enemies scorching heat. They do not dry up they persist and continue to spawn life carrying refreshment for those downstream.