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Growing in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Buckshot spring...

Buckshot Spring
(near Mt. Gretna, PA)

When I was about 10 years of age (1955),
My father, mother, brother, and I,
would make regular visits to this site...
established in 1938.

Here we would fill gallon jugs,
sometimes as many 20,
with free mountain spring water
from two pipes.

My father really did not like
the taste of chlorine
(and perhaps other chemicals)
in his drinking water.

The water from this spring
was fantastically refreshing.

I remember my hands becoming a bit numb
from the very cold temperature of the water...
but it was so worth it.

This process continued for many years
until the spring was permanently closed down
due to contamination.

We never got sick, however,
right up to the very end of our trips.

Not long afterward, a new
(more modern) facility opened up
not too far from Buckshot Spring.
This one required you pay per gallon.

There is a source of Spiritual (Living Water)
available... still and always will be free.

Come and drink...
it will refresh your soul.

"But whoever takes a drink of the water
that I will give him shall never,
no never, be thirsty any more.
But the water that I will give him
shall become a spring of water
welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually]
within him unto (into, for) eternal life."

- John 4:14 AMP

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