Are You Thirsty

“As the deer longs for the water brooks, so does my soul long for Thee, O God. My soul is thirsty for God, for the living God…”

Psalm 42:1-2

Picture a very thirsty animal eagerly lapping up water and drinking for a long time to quench its thirst. The psalmist compares his longing and thirst for God to that of an animal’s need for life-giving water.

Some of the most beautiful expressions of the greatness and power of God can be found in the book of Psalms. The writers were able to grasp some of the wonder of God’s love, His care for mankind, His holiness and the magnificence of all His creation.

Such an understanding evoked tremendous appreciation, gratitude, love and trust. The Psalmis