THIRST

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Key Statement:  “My soul thirst for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  – Psalm 63

Water has been the center of my attention lately for several reasons.

Spokane, Washington has experienced the most rainfall in history. For example, this region normally receives 16 inches of rainfall a year. To date, we have received 20 inches with around another 225 more days to go until 2018.

football_titans_texansThe magnificent Spokane River running through the heart of the city is at all time record highs. When the river is at maximum flow nearly 4,000,000 gallons passes through every 24 hours.

This means if you dug a football sized hole 1 mile deep it would be filled every 24 hours.

All Creation thirsts for water.

Humans can go 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, and only 3 minutes without air.

Lymph therapy is a procedure to reduce swelling in the body by stimulating the lymph glands. Twice I have experienced a $50,000 machine much like a vacuum cleaner going over my body. The humorous part of the treatment is trying to get into a full body bag.

After the treatment, the therapist has warned me repeatedly, “Drink 80 ounces of water each day or the therapy is worthless.”

It is the water moving through the lymph glands that cleanses these precious glands. It was also in my lymph glands that cancer first appeared 7 years ago.

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Jesus is Living Water.

The Holy Word, the Bible, has lots to say about water. Watching my son Jay and his son, being baptized in the water of the beautiful Spokane River was one of life’s all-time experiences for me.

When I read that Jesus promised us living water that will take away our thirst in a dry any weary land, I find the comfort, the peace, the joy, and the hope to fight cancer each new day.

Prayer of thankfulness:

Dear Abba Father,

Thank you for the gift of water on the planet earth. 

Thank you for the power of water to grow trees flowers and all kinds of delicious food.

Thank you, Father, for the water our bodies desperately need to be healthy

Thank you for the precious life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ who gave us living water for souls to fill the thirst in our innermost being where without you, we are like a dry and weary land.

Amen

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