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Picture courtesy of Jordan Peterson and Pearry Green.
As I was saying to a young man yesterday in a talk, a little interview, I said I used to pass by a little spring when I was a game warden in Indiana. And there was... It was always the happiest spring I ever seen in my life. Great springs in Indiana, they bubble up with that fine cold water, of limestone water. And one day I set down by the spring to talk to it, just like I guess that Moses would've set to the burning bush, to speak with it. And I said, "Little spring, what makes you so happy that you're bubbling all the time? If I come here in the wintertime, you're bubbling. If I come spring, autumn, summer, whenever it is, you're bubbling. Is it because that maybe, perhaps, you're so happy that the rabbits come and drink out of you?"
Well, now, if he could talk, he'd say, "No, that's--that's not it."
I'd say, "Well, maybe because deers come by and drink out of you."
He'd say, "No, that's not it."
I'd say, "Now, well, maybe it's because I come by once in a while and drink from you."
"No, that's not it. I'm glad that they all come and drink, but that's not the reason that I'm bubbling all the time."
"Well, what makes you bubble like that? What makes you so happy? always gushing up?"
If he could talk he'd say, "It's not me. It's something behind me pushing me."
That's the way it is with a Christian experience. It isn't something that you're trying to work up. It's something behind working in you. It's Eternal Life that's moving up, gushing up,
- Sermon: Pardoned, Tucson Arizona, October 28, 1963.
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