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Fountains Heal

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Buckingham_Fountain_in_Chicago_at_night_I grew up in Chicago.

There are many great sites in Chicago, but one of my favorite has always been “Buckingham Fountain.”

Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world.

Located at Columbus Drive and Congress Parkway in Grant Park, the fountain “runs from 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to change when large events take place in or around Grant Park.”

While in operation, “every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the Fountain produces a major water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air. The initial major display begins at 9:00 a.m. and thereafter, is every hour on the hour. Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the Fountain’s major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:35 p.m.” 1

And, it’s beautiful!

The psalmist declared about God, “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” 2

I see beauty when I think about the impact that God’s wisdom, and God’s Word has had on many people’s lives.
– Turning darkness into light
– Turning despair into hope
– Turning pain into potential
– Turning hate into love

God, like “Buckingham Fountain” fills the world with beauty.

1 – ChicagoParkDistrict.com
2 – Psalm 36:9, NIV

Note: The photo is from commons.wikimedia.org

Bring on the comments

  1. I would love to see that fountain, I bet Aaron has seen it. 🙂

  2. I agree Angi; but, I bet Aaron would say that you led the way. =)

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