God the Father's heart has been revealed to us throughout Holy Scripture. We capture a first glimpse of this heart when, at Mount Sinai, God speaks to Moses about Himself and what He is like: "Compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands. Exodus 34:6+7a (NAS)
This holy revelation inspired Mother Basilea, our founder, to have a fountain built with the attributes of God inscribed around the edges. The cascading waters continuously proclaim God's never ending love to us. (See Ex. 33:19 + 34:6+7) At each of the names of God you can find a spigot from which to drink.
Come, refresh yourself with a cup of water from the Fountain of the Father’s Goodness
FATHER OF GOODNESS
God is a true Father, He promises His children, "I will rejoice in doing them good..." Jer.32:41 (NIV)
FATHER OF LOVE
God is love and His heart is the source of all love. Who can express what God's heart is like! No one calls upon this heart of the Father in vain.
FATHER OF COMFORT
God says of Himself, "As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you." Jes.66:13 (NIV) If you are in suffering, I want to be your Comforter. If you are helpless, I want to be your Helper. If you are perplexed, I want to be your Advisor. Listen to His voice. Then your heart will become comforted.
FATHER OF GRACE
Who is the Father of Grace? He is the Father who, in Jesus Christ, forgives us all our sins. Children of the Father of Grace drink of this water and rejoice. Our joy will spill over to others, testifying that through repentance and faith in Jesus' forgiveness redeeming grace will be ours.
FATHER OF MERCY
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end." Lamentations 3:22 (RSV) And after this slight, momentary affliction of this life, God will take us into His arms and wipe away every tear from our eyes. He wants to give us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison." (see 2 Cor. 4:17 KJV)
May you enjoy this beautiful fountain. It was built and is maintained by a few very special friends. The generous donor told us, "No one will remember the 20,000 swimming pools I have built, but all the angels in heaven will rejoice over this fountain. May it forever spring up to the glory of God."