Psalm 42:1 “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
I read somewhere that in the forest, water may run underground for a long distance before it breaks through as a spring or brook. God has given the deer the instinct to smell the water and follow its underground path until it reaches the place where it emerges. Then it can satisfy its thirst.
When we come to the Lord, He puts a desire, a thirst, in our hearts to seek Him, and to drink of the Living Water. He said those who thirsted after Him were blessed, and would be filled. As we daily spend time in prayer and reading His Word, He leads us to where the living waters flow and we can drink and be satisfied.
I was thinking about a hymn we used to sing, “I thirsted in the barren land of sin and shame, And nothing satisfying there I found. But to the blessed cross of Christ one day I came, Where springs of living water did abound. Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, Drinking at the springs of living water, O wonderful and bountiful supply.”
Prayer: Lord, may we always be thirsty for the Living Water that you supply. Satisfy us with your presence today.
Devotion by Anne Johnston