Joyously Draw Water From The Springs of Salvation

The act of thanksgiving -- i.e. pausing our hectic, spinning lives and being thankful for the good things we have -- is possibly one of the most powerful actions any person can take on this earth.

And the poetic Scripture below captures this truth beautifully.

When one thinks of the Book of Isaiah (assuming one is familiar with the books of the Bible -- especially the Prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures), one does not think of psalms like the poetry of David. And yet, Isaiah interrupts his fiery prophetic warnings with a psalm of his own -- one of the most beautiful in the Bible (Isaiah 12, NASB):

Then you will say on that day,
“I will give thanks to You, O Lord;
For although You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away,
And You comfort me.
2 “Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the Lord God is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.”
3 Therefore you will joyously draw water
From the springs of salvation.
4 And in that day you will say,
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name.
Make known His deeds among the peoples;
Make them remember that His name is exalted.”
5 Praise the Lord in song, for He has done [b]excellent things;
Let this be known throughout the earth.
6 Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Kevin Ott