Their caravels sailed into the headwaters of the Amazon, an expanse of water so wide the sailors presumed it to be a continuation of the Atlantic Ocean.
It never occurred to them to drink the water, since they expected it to be salty, and as a result some of these sailors died of thirst.
Can you imagine the scene? Men dying of thirst even as their ships floated on the world’s largest source of freshwater.
Every day our soul thirsts for meaning, purpose, joy, peace, contentment, delight, satisfaction, adventure…
When Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the well He offered her water that would fully and completely quench our thirst. (John 4)
God alone can satisfy the deepest longings of our soul and He makes Himself available to us no matter where we are by His Spirit who dwells within us.
© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.