A veteran of Company F, Eight Regiment Michigan, John L. Maile wrote about the opening of Providence Spring at Andersonville prison camp in August 1864. Conditions were horrible and men were dying due to a lack of clean water. In their desperate need to have their thirst for water quenched, a group of men began praying fervently for God to send water. Shortly after the men began praying a thunderstorm formed and rain clouds poured down rain. But the group kept praying for a fresh water supply. Then suddenly, a bolt of lightning flashed from the sky and struck the ground and broke open a spring which gushed forth. The water flowed strong and sweet as an ongoing stream. This answer to prayer created a spiritual movement and lives were transformed. With their physical relief came a fresh spirit of hope and gladness that prevailing prayer can bring about. Wherever there is dryness, Jesus can satisfy any thirst when you seek Him. Providence Spring was an answer to men’s fervent prayer and Providence Spring continues to flow today.
“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’John 7:37,38 NLT
We cannot find spiritual refreshment from resources made by human hands. They will surely fail you every time. Without doubt, the Lord God is waiting to do great and wonderful things for us and provide for all our needs as we call on His great name! Take time now to call on Him now.