Spilling You

John 4:14 “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (NIV)*

Fresh Spring Water

Fresh Spring Water (Photo credit: cindy47452)

Streaming peace

Gushing grace

Living water,

Faithful and true.

Birthed in love

Growing in joy

Rippling hope,

Patience when due.

Sharing kindness

Giving good

Flowing gently,

Self-controlled too.

Spring of water welling,

Forever spilling you.


by Patty Perkins


He is the spring of living water. For the poem, I used the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23) as springing forth, or, welling up to eternal life. Once we drink of him, life has meaning. He becomes a spring of encouragement…forever connecting us with him and refreshing others.

(John 4:14 is from the May 5th reading of The One Year Bible.)

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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