«He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings»
DURING MY BRIEF STAY in Juliaca, Peru, kind friends took me to see the enormous Lake Titicaca. That impressive body of water is One of the greatest natural wonders of our planet.
Located in the high plateau of the Andes, the Titicaca establishes a natural border between Bolivia and Peru, and the fact that it is located at more than 12,500 feet above sea level makes it the highest navigable lake in the world. While there, I saw how an area that had previously been covered in water was now dry. Many scientists have been voicing their concern about the possibility that the lake may become completely dry.
When seeing how big Lake Titicaca is, one is tempted to believe it is impossible for that mass of water to evaporate and for the area to become a desert. However, the lake known as Aral Sea, in Central Asia, which was three times as large, has dried up. Likewise, Poopö Lake, the second largest lake in Bolivia, has also dried up. In fact, nothing is safe on this earth; everything can dry up, lose its verdure, and give way to a scene of desolation. In fact, all the things of this world are like «broken cisterns that can hold no water» (Jeremiah 2:13). Sooner or later they will become dry.
If what you are looking for is a «source of water,» turn to God. The psalmist says that in Christ «is the fountain of life» (Psalm 36:9). Ellen G. White affirms: The cisterns will be emptied, the pools become dry; but our Redeemer is an inexhaustible fountain. We may drink, and drink again, and ever find a fresh supply. He in whom Christ dwells has within himself the fountain of well of water springing up into everlasting life.’ From this source he may draw strength and grace sufficient for all his needs.*
Perhaps your life is going through the process of turning into a desert, like Lake Titicaca; or maybe you already feel it has become as dry as a desert, like the Aral Sea and Poopö Lake. Then remember the Lord «turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings» (Psalm 107:35).
With Him, your life will always be filled with water; nothing and no one will be able to keep you from becoming a water spring.