THE RIGHT LAND
“O God, my God, early in the morning I seek you (πρὸς σὲ ὀρθρίζω), my soul thirsts for you, and moreover my flesh, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Ps 62: 1, according to the Septuagint)
This is what it’s like, waking up early in the morning with all sorts of thoughts scurrying about in my head. That chattery “place” in my head, raising concerns about this and that, is “a dry and weary land where there is no water.” It’s also a tap on the shoulder from God, calling me to seek Him; to get up and re-connect with Him, Who alone restores me to true life and true peace, giving me to “drink” of His “living water,” His humbling grace.
“Your Good Spirit shall guide me into the right land” (Ps 142: 10) today; a land in which I not only do not thirst, in neediness and insufficiency, but can share with others. In His land, His water becomes in me “a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (Jn 4: 14)