LIFE IN THE DESERT
By Dave Adamson
From North Point
In the harshest and hottest desert in the Holy Land is an oasis called Ein Gedi, which is the natural spring that King David of the Bible fled to when he was running for his life. Ein-Gedi, the largest oasis along the western shore of the Dead Sea, is surrounded by towering palm trees and lush greenery that gets life from a fresh water spring that has flowed over a waterfall at the site for thousands of years. It was inside this life-giving oasis in the middle of a scorching desert that David wrote psalms about God’s ability to restore the weary, sustain the weak, and bring life to those in need.
Throughout the Bible, Ein-Gedi is used as a picture of life and refreshment. King David wrote about the waterfall of Ein-Gedi because he knew that when life is harsh—like it is when we’re in the middle of a desert—God as like an oasis. Life can be dry and tiring at times. It can difficult and it can wear you down until you're unable to take another step. But God is our oasis of living water where we are refreshed, renewed and restored.
Do you feel stranded today? Have you been burned? Are you exhausted? We believe God wants to be refreshing living water for you today.
Read: "I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water." Isaiah 41:18