It was one of the prettiest sights that I have ever seen. It was an artisan well in the heart of Costa Rica. It was in 1986 that I travelled there with a group of students from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. We were on a mission trip and had preaching all week and sharing the Good News that Jesus Christ died according to the Scriptures, was buried, and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:2, 3), and that all who would believe in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ would be saved! It was a great time that I have never forgotten and the artesian well to me was one of the greatest sights that I had ever seen.
The view for us was refreshing. After working all week, the leaders of the trip decided that we should go see some of the sights. The picture above is not the actual site where the well was, but it looks very similar in my memory. In fact, the well filled three pools as I remember. There were people swimming in each of the pools. People were enjoying the warmness of the water. I remember that there were white swans in the water as well. When a friend of mine approached the swans, the male flew out of the water to protect the young swans that were swimming with their mother and attacked him.
At any rate, I am not sure why I was remembering this, but it has been on my mind for a few hours. I miss Costa Rica. I miss the artesian well. The water was pure, unadulterated by chemicals. It was warm and inviting.