RHYTHM: Thirst – Psalm 63:1-8

Psalm 63Thursday before the 3rd Sunday in Lent: Psalm 63:1-8

Reading: Psalm 63:1-8


When have you been thirsty?

Not “I think I might could go for something to drink” thirsty. Thirsty with an edge of desperation. Thirsty without evident relief in sight. Got it? Now try to sing.

When you’re that kind of thirsty, it’s nearly impossible to talk. Everything in your mouth is sticking to everything else in your mouth. Your throat hurts and it’s hard to swallow. That’s where today’s psalm is written from—an exhausting, whole-body thirst in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Yet, because of God’s love, we will be satisfied. Moisture will return to our lips; we will be satisfied with the richest foods. We will sing.

For reflection:

What does your soul thirst for? How do you express that to God?

How do you cope when you feel you’re in that dry place for an extended period of time?

Where do you find hope during Lent?



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