The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning away from the snares of death. -Proverbs 14:27
Many stories – movies, books, television shows – have focused on the fountain of youth, the mythical spring/pool that endows those who bathe in/drink from it with healing, restored youth, and enduring vitality.
Similarly, the search for the cup of Christ – the cup Jesus drank from at the last supper and then later collected His blood, therefore having the same qualities as the fountain of youth – has been a perennial story, stretching back to Arthurian legend.
Even the so-called Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s stone – again, restoring and prolonging life – has been a goal for many, and popularized most recently in the “Harry Potter” series.
Many people have dreamt of finding any or all of these, and some of those have tried.
However, these should be understood as what they are stories.
Stories that point to the truth:
Everlasting life is found only through the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, we fear the wrath of God, and then we driven to the cross, where Christ’s sacrifice rescued us from that fate.
This is how “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning away from the snares of death.” The only fountain of life is found in Christ through the Holy Spirit.