Author: Joan Harman
March 30, 2022

Psalm 63 says, "My soul thirsts for you
My flesh longs for you
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water."     and Psalm 27:4 talks about dwelling in the house of the Lord all the days of our lives.  Psalms of David.
God made a covenant with David; David was a sure leader and a commander of his people.  Does President Zelenskyy now get his leadership zeal and love for his people through his faith in God?

Isaiah 55:1-9 talks about everyone of us who thirsts, come to the water and drink our fill, for it is a free gift from God.
When I worshiped in a liturgical congregation, Isaiah 55:7-8 was always used during Lenten services, "return to the God, for he will abundantly pardon....."  A set of words keeps running through my mind, so I guess it's from a song...........overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God..........

Pastor Ricky said in his sermon the other week in the Desert Time series, "We often need a cool drink of compassion, a cool drink of grace."  Paul writes to the Corinthian church in his first letter to them, chapter 10 that we have all passed through the cloud and the sea, eaten the same spiritual food and had drinks from the Rock, which is Christ.

Last Sunday's sermon incorporated the dried-up fig tree that the gardener was willing to coddle and nurture (Luke 13).  When I've been that dried fig, I remember with thanks those people who were willing to coddle and nurture and acknowledge the things that matter most to me.   As we wrap this up, let's each think of one person who has turned us from dried up to fresh and verdant.  And don't be surprised if 3 or 4 come to mind at the same time.  Thanks be to God.     

Blessings as we go through this dry time,
Joan K. Harman  <><

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