If life has worn you down, this post is for you.

In the harshest and hottest desert in the Holy Land—the Judean wilderness—is an oasis called Ein Gedi, which is the natural spring that King David of the Bible fled to when he was running for his life. Ein-Gedi, the largest oasis along the western shore of the Dead Sea, is surrounded by lush greenery that gets life from a fresh water spring that has flowed over a waterfall at the site for thousands of years.

You can see how much life Ein Gedi brings to the hard, dry desert in this video I made during my first visit there with some videographers and a drone.

Come for the drone footage. Stay for the message about Living Water.

Ein Gedi os at this life-giving oasis, in the middle of a scorching desert that David wrote psalms about God’s ability to restore the weary, sustain the weak, and bring life to those in need.

God is our oasis of living water where we are refreshed, renewed and restored. 

Throughout the Bible, Ein-Gedi is used as a picture of life and refreshment. David wrote about the waterfall of Ein-Gedi because he knew that when life is difficult and harsh like a desert, God as like an oasis. Life can be dry and tiring at times, it can be difficult and it can wear you down until you’re unable to take another step, but as pastor StevenFurtick puts it; “You’ve got someone standing beside you that’s stronger than the one standing again you.”

A waterfall in the middle of the harshest desert in the world

Do you feel stranded today?

Have you been burned?

Are you exhausted?

Has life worn you down?

I pray today that God will refresh you today and bring life to your situation.

How can this community pray for you today? Let us know in the comments.

“I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” Isaiah 41:18