In Southwestern Africa, there is a little black beetle with a grooved and bumpy back. Each day, this small creature climbs a sand dune before dawn and waits for the fog to announce the approaching sunrise. As it waits, tiny droplets of water form on its water-repellent casing. As the day begins, the beetle bows its head to the ground so that the water can trickle down the waxy grooves and into it’s mouth. And thus, it receives enough water to sustain it through the day.
Our lives in this world can be like the hot desert of Namibia, but God continues to sustain us through the living water of His Word. May we rise like the Israelites to gather manna from God’s Word. May we drink deeply and be replenished and refreshed by His promises. And may we walk through each day filled with His Holy Spirit.