God Willin’ and The Creek Don’t Rise

How many people have you heard catch on to an expression and almost make it their own? Our title this month comes from a ballad sung by Ray LaMontagne. The guy is working away from home and has been talking with his comrades about getting back to see his girl. He’ll be there next year – God willin’ and the creek don’t rise!

A lady from the USA lived in the UK for a number of years and when anyone asked her if she would be at a certain meeting or would she meet someone at a certain time her response was always “God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

Perhaps it’s a little more appropriate with the events a couple of weeks back.

Will your flight get in on time? Yes – God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

For a number of people travelling through Corvera or Alicante airports the creek did rise and flights were cancelled or delayed. Plans for visits to relatives had to be rapidly changed and flights rescheduled or cancelled.

We all have set plans in our minds as to how things will work out in life. We left school, we worked up to retirement and then we did retire and we moved to Spain. 

The big question is “Have you planned for what happens next?” – No I am not trying to sell you a funeral plan! For each and every one of us, the time will come when we will pass from this world to the next.

You may wonder if the transition will be a smooth one and settle the issue by saying “God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

Many people put the problem on the back burner and just hope the creek doesn’t rise. Others close the door on the issue altogether and say ‘when you’re gone, you’re gone and that’s the end to it’.

As Christians we believe that there is an afterlife; an eternity of joy living with the King of kings. We believe there is a God and we will all one day have to give account to Him of how we lived our lives. The Bible teaches that there is just one way to get right with God and that is to believe in His Son Jesus who will petition for us before His Father.

Many people have found peace with God by accepting Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Is it time for you to do the same? At Wellspring Victory Church we totally trust the words of the Bible and have accepted Jesus as Saviour.  We would love to share that good news with you. 

Leaving major life-changing decisions to chance and just saying God willing and the creek don’t rise is too risky. We have to be pro-active; make the decision to follow Jesus and trust whole heartedly in His ability to bring us peace with God. God is willing to receive each and every one of us into His kingdom even if the creek does rise.

Wellspring Church meets every Sunday at 11am in Casasol apartment blocks in Puerto de Mazarrón. There is no condemnation or criticism. It really doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done. What matters is making the right decision. God sent His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.