in the Desert
The 700 Club
-- Imagine struggling to crawl through a scorched desert,
exhausted and desperately thirsty.
But just ahead looms the towering wall of an immense dam! Behind
it are millions of gallons of pure water in a sparkling lake,
surrounded by beautiful trees and grass.
The seemingly insurmountable problem is how to climb out of the
desert up to this oasis!
Life is like that for many spiritually thirsty souls today. People
wander around lost -- burdened by problems with their marriages,
children, finances or jobs -- and suffering with arthritis, cancer,
disease or depression.
They are crying out, "If only we could get out of the desert
to reach that wonderful, life-giving water!"
Now, God lives in heaven, where there are no crutches, allergies
or diseases ... no sorrow, misery, violence or war.
Knowing we are incapable of reaching Him on our own, God made
a path -- in the person of His Son!
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the
Father except through Me," said Jesus. "If you had known Who I
am, then you would have known Who My Father is. From now on you
know Him and have seen Him!" (John 14:6b-7).
Jesus was saying, if you want to see God, look at Me! And He
promises, "Anyone who believes in Me already has eternal life.
My purpose is to give life in all its fullness" (John 6:47b, 10:10b).
Jesus Christ transports us into God's abundant realm -- not just
when we go to heaven, but right now.
As we turn to God in faith, He pours life-giving water into our
parched hearts ... and miracles happen!
Our eyes are opened to the reality of His kingdom. We exit the
wilderness of suffering and lack, entering a dimension of salvation,
provision, healing and joy. Streams of living water flow out from
us to bring hope to hurting people -- like the woman featured
on our cover this month.
All Scripture is quoted from The Book except as noted.
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