Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Thirsty

Parched. Dry. Dehydrated. The soil beneath her is cracked, barren, and dead. The tiny fractures in the ground divide the once fertile land into hundreds of little chunks, each longing for moisture. She feels as if she is choking as she tries to swallow, her tongue stuck to the back of her throat, sticky and dry. The once wet pallet is now longing for water...yearning for water...thirsting for water... needing water more than she has ever needed something before. She tries to get up, but stumbles, too weak from dehydration. One knee at a time, she crawls slowly... searching... longing.

In the distance she hears a faint trickle. With barely any strength left, she lifts her head to see if what she hears is true, or merely an illusion. There, in front of her was a stream among the barren land. As she nears, she beomes thirstier and thirstier, no longer just the thirst of her body, but thristy deep within her soul, for this the living water. When close, she cups her hands and dips them into the water... cold, wet, and refreshing. The water ran down her throat, soaking her once parched tongue. She drank, and the water never ran out. She washed, and her soul was cleansed. She drew near, and she was satisfied... never to be thirsty again.

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
Psalms 42:1-2

3 comments:

andea said...

wow, such a descriptive story! I could feel the thirst. Nice job!

One of my favorite songs as a little girl that we sang in church was from that very bible verse...."as a deer panteth for the water, my soul longeth after thee...."

andrea

Mark D said...

That's a good song (above comment). You know, the kind of heart that thirsts after God the way you described is that heart that is truly "abiding in Him." Reminds me of the Venn diagrams in school. Picture God as a big circle and our life as a smaller circle. Are we halfway in God and halfway in other circles (i.e. disctractions) or are we completely, wholeheartedly His? I want to be direct center of everything He has for me.

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