As we continue to feature Sister Water these coming months, Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez offers Water from the Rock.
“I took excerpts from the Old Testament and New Testament and put them together in a poem in my Theology class at Silver Lake College. Sr. Mary Kolbe taught us the different typologies that foreshadowed Christ in the Old Testament. I used those ideas to make my poem for the Final Exam. The main theme I wanted to express in this poem/ song is how Jesus quenches our thirst and deepest longings. At the same time there is an emphasis on the thirst of Jesus for us. He hears the cry of the poor. As Mother Theresa heard Jesus say “I thirst,” we are also called to serve him and hear the cry of the poor. Sr. Carol Juckem helped me to put the song and the music together. I want to give her credit, because I sent her the recorded beginning song and the lyrics with chords and she wrote the notes to the song with much detail.”
-Sister Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez, OSF
“Water From The Rock”© 2021 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Written and sung by Sr. Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez, OSF; Steve Proszenyak, basic track recording, guitars and arrangement; Alex Meronek – Drums Recorded at Holy Family Music Conservatory: Endries Performance Hall Franciscan Center; Final Mix and mastering by Kyle Krukowski, Mad Scientist Audio Lab; Video Edited by Mike Hartwig
Water from the Red Sea is what Moses saw dividing
The people could now flee. God’s might is always abiding.
Water from the Rock is what Moses discovered
when he unlocked the fountain of our Lover. (Ex 17)
Water from our love is what The Crucified thirsts for.
Have mercy from above
Water from the well Rachel gets for her cattle.
Jacob fell in love with her.
Marrying her was an uphill battle. (Gn 29)
Water from the cloud quenched the thirst of Elijah
God’s voice is not loud; it’s a whisper like a droplet. (1 Kgs 19:12)
Water from the wedding Jesus turned into wine.
Mary was the one telling, “Please obey this Son of mine.” (Jn 2:1-12)
Water Jesus wanted from the woman of Samaria
Little did the woman know of the faith that He planted. (Jn 4:1-42)
Water from the side of Jesus our Savior gushed forth as a tide of mercy from our Creator. (Jn 19:34)
Water from the Spirit is what Jesus gives to anyone thirsting
who believes that He lives. (Jn 7:37)