Cracked cisterns!

(Gleanings from the diary of Ruth Bryan)

November 21st, 1830
While thinking this afternoon of some friends who have been running eagerly from one place to another after a celebrated, and, I suppose, most interesting preacher — this idea forcibly struck me: Why manifest such undue concern after streams, when we have the Fountain always accessible? I can, in my humble cottage, approach the footstool of the Father of mercies, and enjoy the manifestation of His love!

"My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves — cracked cisterns that cannot hold water!" Jeremiah 2:13