He was not at the water.
Instead, he was standing at a large stone where a few spindly branches with bright green leaves were growing.
Leaves are good food and they do have moisture inside, but leaves are not water.
Not an endless, flowing stream.
Although I didn’t see it, I am sure he looked for water when he was thirsty and found it.
Deep within us is a longing to connect with God, our Father.
We are thirsty for that connection as a deer is thirsty for water.
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
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