Waterfalls and God’s Abundant Love

waterfalls2How can a waterfall be a reminder of how God’s love can envelop us? Fiona shares.

“He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind” (Job 36:27-28).

I shared with some friends a picture of the poster print I’d had made of some of my favorite recent waterfall shots and mentioned that I planned to hang the poster above my bed.

One of them responded how it would be “kinda like God pouring out His love upon you each night in waterfalls of abundant love!”

Some things came to mind as I thought about her comment.

  • A waterfall runs continually. Water flow may diminish or increase, but if the water source is permanent, the waterfall will be too.
  • God pours out His love for us continually. He never stops loving us and nothing could make Him love us more, or less, than He does.
  • His love is abundant. It never runs out and it’s always enough for everybody.

Being near flowing water has always refreshed me.

In the morning His mercies are new (Lamentations 3:23), refreshing me overnight.

The joy I find in waterfalls reminds me that the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10). He gives me joy and the strength I need to face whatever today and each day may bring me.

It’s impossible to see all of this particular waterfall in one photo, but God sees and knows all.


Waterfalls have taught me many things before, but I’m thankful for this new enlightening from God, by way of a dear friend. God enables us to prompt others and cooperate together in so many different ways!

Many days I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. So what does God want me to remember as I see this picture, one of the first things I see each day?

Maybe it’s that His abundant love also flows through me–each new day. So what will I do with His love today?

Prayer: Father God, I’m so thankful for waterfalls and that “hope does not disappoint us, because [You have] poured out [Your] love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit” (Romans 5:5). May that love refresh and uplift each one reading this today, and as we are refreshed, may we refresh others too. Amen.

About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful that God walks each step of her life with her, and that He continues to teach her new things as she learns to live with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to share those things with others. You can contact her in the Sunroom, or read more of her writing on her blog there.

What could God be teaching you from a waterfall today?

This is Michael W Smith singing “The Same Power.” The lyrics share how the power of God lives is us and by growing closer to Him we can find the source of all strength. Fiona picked it out just for you. -Lisa