It was hot in Zion Canyon. The sun shone mercilessly, its rays bouncing off the towering rocks on every side. However, we headed out along the nature trail. Scrubby pine trees gave a minimum of shade along the way. But what a pleasant surprise awaited us at the end of the trail a place called Weeping Rock. We stood under a natural balcony of rock over which water constantly fell like a summer shower.
The children (and we who are grown children too) lost no time in getting into that gentle downfall. Tilting our heads back we tried to catch the drops, not caring that as much fell in our eyes and on our cheeks as in our mouths. Although we had seen many beautiful and awe-inspiring scenes that day, this would remain a highlight of our trip!
Sometimes along life’s trail our souls get thirsty too. We hit a dry spot in our spiritual lives and we lose some of our bubbling freshness and enthusiasm. Where do we go to quench our thirst? When we are lonely or depressed and force ourselves to go out to talk to someone we often feel better. When spiritually lonely we sometimes need to force ourselves to talk with God, alone or with others. Then the Holy Spirit leads us out of this “dry and thirsty land” to the Living Water. We drink deeply and come away refreshed.
We are grateful, O Living Water, that You are always near even when we feel lonely. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.