Thursday, April 2, 2009

Living Water

Early in the Savior's ministry, He visited with the Samaritan woman at the well where He offered her the "living water" that if she would drink she would never thirst. This living water we know is Christ's teachings, His example and His atonement, that if partaken, will nourish us, heal us and allow us to live again with Him someday.
Ezekial (Chapter 47) prophesied that in a latter day a temple would be built in Jerusalem, and from under it would flow water that would run through the Kidron Valley (Valley of the Dead) to the Dead Sea and heal the land.

Kidron Valley, Israel

The barren, waste land that exists today will be gone, and in its place will be rich, abundant life, just as the Jordan River gives life to the land near Galilee.

Jordan River, Israel

The water that will flow from under the temple to heal the land will symbolize the knowledge and power that flows from the temple to heal our hearts and souls, our families and our nation.
This weekend thousands will gather together in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City to hear the words of modern-day prophets testify of Christ and teach His words.


On the top of the conference center there is a fountain that pours water over the side of the building. It flows every night and every day, all year long. This fountain is also symbolic of the "living water" the Savior offers to the world as taught by his prophets in the latter-days. It is the water that heals broken hearts and mends wounded souls.


What a wonderful opportunity we have this weekend to partake of the "living water" that will flow from the conference center. What a blessing to live in a day where once again we have prophets who speak in the name of the Lord.

Isaiah 2:3
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths . . .

11 comments:

Momza said...

Joy,
I woke up this morning thinking about Conference. I am so ready to receive the messages of our Prophet and Apostles.
I am so thirsty.

Becky said...

This prophecy is something to look forward to, just like looking forward to General Conference. I hope the water coming from the temple is fulfilled in my lifetime. But I am grateful I can count on help from modern day prophets at least twice a year.

NatureGirl said...

Thank you for the reminder.

Jenny said...

So well written! General Conference is my favorite weekend! AND it comes with cinnamon rolls at our house!

Shannon said...

I can't wait for this weekend. Even my daughter is excited, which was a nice revelation. Enjoy!

Tanielle said...

I am so anxious for this weekend! I love the feeling that is felt in our home when we all watch conference together!

Have a great weekend!

Tanielle

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm soooo looking forward to it! I've been pretty thirsty!

Marilyn said...

It's my FAVORITE weekend-twice a year. I love the refreshment I feel.

Xazmin said...

What a wonderful post! Weren't todays sessions just awesome!?

I can't wait to hear the rest. Conference is alway such a wonderful renewal, and time to reflect on what we can work on to become closer to our ultimate goal.

Lisa said...

Beautiful post. I've been so filled already- I love General Conference.

In The Doghouse said...

I have an affinity for water myself. I believe that the "living water" we receive is from Jesus Christ Himself. The testimonies that were shared in Conference were just a small sip to wet out appetite. It certainly left me craving more! :)