Without thirst, you would be dead.
As I type this, I am eating some delicious, salty pretzels, and these pretzels are making me thirsty! And that is how it should be. God made our bodies with a complex system to balance the sodium and the water in our cells and blood, primarily through our urge to drink. Long before Dr. Oz and our Facebook friends were around to tell us to drink water, God wired us with that longing to ensure our survival.
Have you ever noticed, though, that sometimes you can misinterpret the thirst desire? Sometimes when I am thirsty I will reach for a snack, thinking I am hungry. Some people have found that they can lose weight if they drink a glass of water when then feel hungry, because they have simply misinterpreted their body’s thirst and thought that it was hunger.
But sin took thirst and twisted it. People let thirst run their life. Coffee, beer, Diet Coke – like a toddler with a Sippy Cup, we reach out for our one little shot of happiness to get us through the next hour. One more coffee to get us through the next meeting. One glass of wine to get us through the evening. Continue Reading…