It is interesting that there were five of us children in my family growing up. None of us ever had a cavity until we were grown up and moved away from the well. We all had great teeth. My one brother never had a cavity until after he was married. We were all healthy and rarely ever got sick. We got a bath every night. We ate out of the garden and brushed our teeth every night and every morning. It's the way we were raised. And the well never failed us. Mother washed clothes and hung them on the line to dry. We changed our bed clothes every week. the well never failed.
We were all a little afraid of the well. We never knew how deep it was. We were careful not to fall in and knew it wasn't a place to play.
The Lord will never fail us. The Holy Spirit is always there waiting for us to lower our buckets, and gives us strength to turn the handle, and bring up the bucket--but, we have to come to the well. By faith we lower the bucket. By faith we turn the handle. Everyday we can drink, we can bath, we can wash our clothes and brush our teeth and make ourselves clean and healthy. But, we have a part to play.
I never saw the water jump out of the well and into my mouth. I never saw the clothes clean and dry themselves. Some people think that it is all God's job. We can't just sit around and expect God to take care of it all. That is not how life works. You need to lower your own bucket, take a bath, brush your teeth, wash your sheets. God gives the well but you and I need to drawl from the well. If we do our part He goes above and beyond to bless us and keep us whole.