“Drip, Drip, Drip”

May 22, 2013

Pastor's Study

They’ve been working on this since 1966; however, the patent for the electronic faucet was finally filed in 1999.  It’s a sink with no knobs or levers.  Instead, it has an electronic eye perched in the spout, and, when you put your hands underneath, it triggers the flow of water.  When you remove you hands, the deluge drops to a drip.  — Ranks right up there with sliced bread!!

 I couldn’t help but think of the spiritual implications of this wonderful device the last time I stood with soapy hands and marveled at the ease with which I could obtain clean water:

 Jesus promised in John 4:4 that, if we drink of the living water of salvation, we will never thirst again.  We will, in fact, become fountains, sources of life ourselves.  He bases the promise, however, on a condition which is “whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him.”

 Don’t you see?  If I place myself under the sleepless eye of Christ, He cuts loose with the blessings.  When I remove myself, the flow halts.  I must remain, as the old gospel song says, “underneath the spout where the blessings flow out,” or I’ll come up dry every time.

 I also must add that the faucet is not particular.  If you accidently drape a coat across the sink it will get thoroughly soaked!  God is, indeed, “no respecter of persons,” and has promised to bless any grubby sinner who stations himself at the foot of the cross.

 How about you?  Do you feel like Lady Macbeth, trying to dry-clean you sin stained palms?  Turn them up to the Savior and rejoice in the cleansing flow; then keep them there, so the river of grace never stops running!

 May the Faucet Be With You,

 Pastor Scott

About Pastor

My Family: My wife and I have been married for 30 years (wow! that's hard to believe.) We have four wonderful children and EIGHT perfect grandchildren!! Education: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology from Tennessee Temple University. After serving Bethel Baptist Church in Ontario, Canada as Youth Pastor and South Buncombe Baptist in Asheville, NC as Associate Pastor, we moved to Wake Forest, NC where I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1995, I received my Master of Divinity degree (with languages.) From 1999-2001, I attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing my Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. Ministry: I have had the privilege of pastoring three wonderful congregations (Montwood Baptist 1993-1997; Union Baptist 1997-2002; and, South Fork Baptist 2010-present.) In 2010, God brought a very special group of people into my life. South Fork has become much more than a ministry to my family - it has become our home. If you are looking for a Church to call home, you will not find a better group of people than the family that makes up South Fork.

View all posts by Pastor

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply