You Need a Drink

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:9‬ ‭

It was brown.

Every bit of it.

Clinging desperately to a rock dry as a bone.

Sort of sad, really. I mean, moss should be fluffy and soft and – well, green.

Deep, bright, verdant green.

Not crumbly, crispy brown.

It needed a drink. Badly.

Moss is designed to hold water – to store life within its tresses. Some mosses can absorb and hold 30 times their weight in moisture, and then share it out like a mama’s allowance money, providing crucial resources to surrounding plants.

But this was – just pitiful.

So we tried a bit of science, out on that island.

It was a bit of a long shot. An experiment. A sort of accidental discovery.

See, hubby had been swimming and he sat on a smaller rock nearby to eat lunch. When he stood up, I noticed something interesting had occurred.

The brown crispy moss in the – er, resulting wet patch had turned a beautiful shade of green.


We decided to try an impromptu moss experiment – a rehab of sorts. Filling an empty water bottle from the lake, we dribbled it onto the pitiful excuse for moss on that huge rock and waited for a miracle.

We didn’t have to wait long.

Within seconds, there were brilliant green spots where death and decay had been.

You see them too, right?

(If you didn’t notice, check again.)

Talk about a dramatic recovery.

Are you feeling like a dried up bit of moss?

You know what I mean.

Brittle in spirit. Dead on your feet. Parched. Barely clinging to a semblance of life.

Dry as a bone.

Not to worry. A patch of moss on a hot, dry rock proves that there is hope.

When you need life giving water, I want to remind you that there is such a thing. It’s available. It’s free. It will give you a new lease on life when your hope is all but gone.

You need a drink.

A real thirst quencher.

Like that dry, dead looking moss, you and I can get pretty down and out sometimes. Our output exceeds our intake, and we lose our lustre. When we are thirsty, what we need is a good long drink of Living Water to make us grow green and luscious and healthy once more.

And oh, the relief.

The satisfaction. The filling. The deep, cool, refreshing swallows that bring even the dead back to life.

And we know it works. We have the guarantee.

See, Jesus Himself rose from the dead. So the water He offers can do the same for you.

A miracle on a dry rock is a picture of what Jesus wants to do for me, for you, when you’re a dried shell of yourself.

Go to the Source for a life giving drink with me?

Father, life wrings us out and dries us up. In our parched state, we can offer nothing to the thirsty ones around us. We need You and Your life giving water! Satisfy our thirst with Your beautiful refreshing gifts. Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at, and my poetry is stashed at Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and let's grow together!

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