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Still Waters, Living Water: poem by Janice Canerdy

Fountain, curved metalwork with elongated spout dripping water into a pool that reflects the sky, image by Sabine Ruhland, on Pixabay.

fountain, image by Sabine Ruhland, on Pixabay

Still Waters, Living Water

“Still waters,” mentioned in a Psalm, alludes to peace God gives.

We still can find that unique peace, because Lord Jesus lives!

Isaiah says we will, with joy, draw water from the well.

Salvation’s an unfailing spring, as many Scriptures tell.

The “living water” Jesus spoke of is eternal life

awaiting all believers when we leave this world of strife.

The Revelation speaks again of this eternal spring,

of soul’s salvation, God’s great gift, of which believers sing.

Scripture references: from Psalm 23:2, Isaiah 12:3, John 4:10-14,

John 7:38, Revelation 7:17.

“…with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation”

(Isaiah 12:3).


Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp,

Mississippi. She especially enjoys rhymed, metered poetry and mourns

its near-demise in some circles. Her writings have appeared in numerous

publications, including Spirit Fire Review, Wild Violet, The Road Not Taken,

Bitterroot, Society of Classical Poets Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,

Lighten Up Online, Better Than Starbucks,and in anthologies published

by the Mississippi Poetry Society, the National Federation of State Poetry

Societies, Whispering Angel Books, and Quill Books. She is the author

of Expressions of Faith, published by Christian Faith Publishing. She is

very active in her church.

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