A garden enclosed
Is my sister, my spouse,
A spring shut up,
A fountain sealed.
A fountain of gardens,
A well of living waters,
And streams from Lebanon.
Song of Songs 4:12, 15 NKJV
Why does He call her both a well and a spring? Both are water sources. Both bring the water to the people.
The obvious difference is that a spring flows out, and a well taps deep hidden water. A spring finds its own way out from the hidden source, while a well must be dug.
The fact that she is also a well, tells me that He sees in her the effort she has expended to bring life out and share it with Him.
He sees the depth of their relationship.
She has allowed Him deep into her soul.
Her love for Him is not a surface or shallow matter.
The deep in her calls to the deep in Him and she invites Him to be refreshed by all that she is.
Is your relationship with Christ simply a smile you glue on Sunday mornings so folks in the Church think you have it all together, or does the Holy Spirit have an “all access pass” to the back stage of your life?
Particularly in ancient times, before the days of pumps and pipes, wells were the life source of a community, and it was where everyone gathered. This explains why so much happens at wells in the Bible.
One of the things I love about the Song of Songs is we often see Christ attributing godly attributes to his maiden fair. Here He is looks to her as a source!
Clearly we can not add to the infinite God, and yet Christ comes to the enthralled believer and receives her worship, her adoration, her passion for Him and is thrilled by it.
It is this interchange that moved Him in creation and it is this communion that called Him to the cross.
Today, allow your worship, your love for Him to serve up refreshing, living water, from deep within to your Shepherd King. He longs to drink deeply from the well of your praise, the waters of your heart cry.