Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in Sudanese every day life.
It is easy to be thirsty in Sudan! The sun’s heat and the dusty conditions make it necessary to drink water – and to drink plenty of it.
My dictionary defines “thirst” as “a craving to drink, accompanied by a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat”. When you crave water, you long for it intensely; you eagerly desire it. It is good that water is made available at many places similar to the one pictured above.
Thirsting for water is actually a safety device that Creator God has built into our human bodies. We need water to live on. And God has made sure that when we have not got enough water inside of us we soon become aware of our need.
God has also built into our lives other desires. We want to be accepted. We want to be loved. We want to be forgiven. We want to be clean on the inside as well as on the outside. It is easy to wash or shower ourselves every day, but cleansing our skin does nothing for our spirit or our soul.
God never gives us a desire without giving us a legitimate way of meeting it. Feeling clean within is possible – God has made it so. Life must be lived in the way our Creator planned from the start. Since God has given you this desire, make sure you are satisfied in the only way He has provided.
“God has given us eternal life, and this life is in Jesus. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life”, 1 John 5:11-12.