By the River Bank


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I am a wanderer in this world

So barren, dry and parched 

I am a journeyer in this life

Just passing by to my home in Heaven

 

So here I was 

Walking through this desert so thirsty

I found a River flowing to eternity

I run to quench my thirst

For Its water was giving life 

 

So I decided to continue my journey

By the side of this beautiful stream

That flows so gently and gracefully 

It never muddied, always crystal clear

It soon became my everything

It cleansed all my dirt  and quenched my thirst

It kept me cool from the heat overhead 

Its mirror-like clarity showed my exact image

 

As time went by I became accustomed 

I enjoyed Its providence and took It for granted 

So I started to look around

As the mid-day desert sun hit the ground

The sand further afield start to sparkle

And my curious mind start to wonder

While feet followed its swift order 

 

So, they walked and walked and walked

The closer they went the further it seemed 

 

As the sun went down, then I realised

It was just sand, no treasure to be found

Weary and thirsty, feeling so stupid

Where did I leave my River, my life?

Frantically searching with all my might

I hoped and prayed before dark arrived 

To find my River, never to part again!

 

On the verge of my giving up I saw on the horizon 

Something sparkle as in the first time

I wondered if I’m seeing things again

But this was my only chance, so I run

this faithful River has indeed twisted and turned

To meet me where I am, quenching my thirst again

 

So I decided, 

Never to leave my River until I reach home

For I am sure It will lead me there…

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters…” – Isaiah.55:1

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” – John.4:13-14

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” – Matthew.5:6

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come ” And let the one who hears say, “Come ” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.” – Revelation.22:17

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