by Brodie Swisher
Antelope season is officially underway and bowhunters across the northwest are hitting the plains in search of one of God’s coolest critters. While some will pursue these “speedgoats” through spot-n-stalk methods, others will patiently sit at a waterhole in hopes that an antelope buck will stop by for a cool drink. I’ll be honest, us antelope hunters are a weird bunch. The fact that some will sit in a smokin’ hot ground blind for a dozen hours at a time, with temperatures exceeding 100+ degrees, is hard to fathom. Heck, I struggle to sit through a 30-minute sermon on Sunday morning! But, somehow I can sit all day in a ground blind in hopes of an antelope encounter at a waterhole. Crazy indeed!
In our never-ending search for satisfaction in life, it’s good to know that God promises to meet our needs completely. He won’t leave us lacking spiritually. He’s more than enough to meet every spiritual hunger and thirst we ever encounter.
The Bible says, “Jesus replied, Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:13-14
Psalm 42:1 says, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.”
What are you so desperately in search of today? My prayer is that you long for the God that will meet your every need and quench your every thirst.