Heat Wave

Originally Posted July 26, 2010

This is a picture of our family’s precious dog Zoe doing what she does best: sitting on the air conditioning vent.  She is one smart cookie.  Whenever she comes inside from the hot summer day, she plops herself right on top of the air vent, so she can cool off as quickly as possible.  She doesn’t wait around, she goes directly to the source to cool off.

Is anyone else so hot that they’re melting?  I was so lucky to be in Virginia Beach on Saturday when they posted record breaking temperatures of 105 degrees…fabulous!

Watching Zoe made me realize that like Zoe, when we’re smoking hot (and I don’t mean sexy) we are desperate to cool off—we cling to shade, drink water, stay inside, run through the hose—we’ll do whatever it takes.

Spiritually speaking, there are times, when rather than going straight to the source, during a dry spell, I find myself wandering around the desert.  I wait around for the refreshment to come, or try all kinds of things that aren’t exactly effective, instead of going straight to the source.

For ultimate relief, there is only one who can truly satisfy. 

“The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand”
Psalm 121:5
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  
John 4:13-14