There is a fountain open to all sinners
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:36
Fountains often speak to us of a refreshing life (Jn. 7:38,39), guidance and satisfaction (Ish. 58:11), a constant supply of grace (Ps. 87:7), spiritual wisdom (Pro. 18:4), and prosperity (Deut. 33:28). But one of great importance is the fountain which inspired William Couper to write the grand old Gospel hymn “There is a fountain filled with blood. (13:1)
“There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins.
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stain.
Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed Church of God,
Be saved, to sin no more.”
Fountain to clean
Blessed be God. There has been a fountain to cleanse from all sin, a fountain open to all sinners, a fountain to which we can repair at all times. Grace opened it and grace keeps it open. The precious blood of Jesus is that fountain. It was shed for sinners. It was shed for sin, Its efficacy is infinite and eternal, It has cleansed the vilest, and it cleanses such still. Its virtue may be proved a thousand times. It not only suits the sinner but the saint as well. It is just what the back-slider needs. It is open now, it is open for us. Let us go to it, let us step into it. Its virtues far exceed the famed Bethesda. It will heal more perfectly than did Siloam once. O! what a mercy that God should keep this fountain open! What would we do without it? We could have no peace, we could never obtain pardon, and our case would be very desperate. But now there is ground for the strongest confidence. We may exercise the liveliest hope. This fountain not only cleanses, it forgives us. It opens heaven to us; it brings down into our possession all the riches of His grace and promises all the blessings of His glory.