One of the very sad results of war is the destruction of the pipes hat bring water into a city. If you’ve ever been very thirsty and then drink a full glass of water, you know how much all your attention is on only enjoying the water.
In today’s psalm the sacred writer says that his whole being has a great thirst for God. He writes in the name of David who too was probably very thirsty out there in the desert, trying to keep himself safe from his enemies. Yet as thirsty as his body was, it was nothing compared with his soul’s thirst for God.
God has made us to be thirsty for God, to be close to God and to worship God. As you quietly read this psalm, prayed by millions and millions of persons over the years, get in touch with that thirst for God that is deep within. How will you express both the thirst and the joy of drinking from God?
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week across the three-year cycle.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick