When I was growing up, our vacation was a road trip to various parts of the country. When I was around twelve, we were on another trip that took us to Florida. My aunt and her family lived there. Her husband, Uncle Bob worked for a large food company. I remember two things about the trip, the warm gulf stream waters of the ocean and the two fountains that were in the warehouse where my uncle worked, next to each other. At that time, it depended on the color of your skin as to which one you could use. At the time, I sure did not understand why. We did not have that in California. It took a couple of years for me to understand why there were two fountains. To this day I still don't understand why, the same pipe brought the water to both. This is what I know, there was little respect and love shown there. If a person believes in the account of the Bible, which I do, then we should know that we are all descendants of Adam and Eve.

 

The Bible tells us something very different than the lesson of having two fountains. The lessons that Jesus gives to us, tells us that how we treat others is a very important lesson for us to learn. The lesson of the Golden Rule is a good starter, how do I want to be treated goes both ways. Matthew 7:12 - “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” These are the words of Jesus.

 

One other, is Jesus came to save the lost. Luke 19:10, again the words of Jesus, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” The definition is being lost in a world full of sin. It does not say rich or poor, it does not say this culture or that culture, it does not say what you look like, it says seek the lost. If Jesus makes no clarification, who am I to do so? Or for that matter, anyone to do so? The Bible only tells us one way that is to be pleasing to God.

 

We only need one fountain.

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