Saved and Happy

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Walking along a country road one sultry day some years ago, I saw a cottage on the edge of a wood. Being thirsty I knocked on the door and asked for a drink of water.
"Come in and rest yourself while I get it fresh from the spring," said the elderly woman who answered the door.
In a few minutes she returned with a pitcher filled with cool, clear water from the spring. I remarked that it reminded me of the text: As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
I was surprised at the old lady's answer. "Yes," she said, "and the good news has come all the way from heaven above that Jesus died for sinners. Isn't it a wonder that folks do not take it in and have their soul-thirst quenched?"
"Yes, it is a wonder," I said, "but thank God, some have taken it in. When did you?"
"Forty years ago," was the prompt reply, "and I have rejoiced in the knowledge of my salvation all those years."
I could only praise the Lord to think that in this lonely corner of God's creation was one of the Lord's hidden ones, little known beyond her own door, yet well known in heaven. Although poor in this world's goods, she was rich in faith and truly happy. As I said "good-bye" to her I wished that some of the world's great ones could have had her happy smile as she pointed upward and said, "We shall meet up there."
Yes, she had Christ; she was saved and happy. Are you? You may have all that the world can give, yet if you have no Christ, no salvation, you are a thirsty soul. Jesus said: Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. (John 4:1414But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:14).)