“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Isaiah 12:3) What is this joy that the writer talks about? I remember walking towards a water well knowing that my supply for drinking water will be replenished for the next few weeks. After having being thirsty for quite sometime, each step I was taking became steps of anticipation for the satisfaction I will soon receive. I felt a burst of joy at the first gulp of cold water. Now, I know what joy there is from this act of drawing water from a well. I think this is what the writer In Isaiah meant. More so, with the “well of salvation” that Jesus offers to all of us.
Our Lectionary Reading for this Advent Sunday is from Isaiah 12:1-6. The writer continues in verse 5 that, with this joy, let God’s salvation “be made known to all the earth.” May you do the same. Sing praises to the Lord! In this season of “Joy To The World” and “Silent Night” may you find our Savior satisfy you with His love and may He quench your thirst. May you draw water with joy in your heart from God’s well of salvation.