Thirsting for God

They say dehydration is the #1 cause of illness for Israel’s tourists. The temperature hovered around 110 degrees while we were there, so we understood the need for water.

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Long ago the psalmist wrote, “As the deer pants for flowing streams, so my soul pants for you, O God (Psalm 42:1).”

Hot, tired and thirsty souls earnestly desire communion with God through prayer.

Picture courtesy of artist Dr. John E. Weise.

 

The Sea of Galilee

We got into the boat and sailed across the Sea of Galilee.  There was no storm. The sea was calm.

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But we spoke of the great storm that made the disciples afraid. We remembered that Jesus rebuked the wind and the sea and there was a great calm (from Matthew 8:23-27).

I’ve always liked that story.  Jesus still calms any storm. Cry out to him. He hears.