- March 11, 2017 at 6:47 am #129277
“The Promised Land has two seas,” said the teacher. “One is called the Kinneret, or the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee receives its water on its northern end from the inflow of the Jordan River. On its other end is its outflow. There it becomes again the Jordan River flowing southward.”
“And the other sea?”
“The other is called the Sea of Salt, or the Sea of Death.”
“The Dead Sea.”
“Yes,” he said. “It’s called the Dead Sea because virtually nothing can live there. There’s no fish and no vegetation. Its salt and minerals prevent life from growing.”
“And where does the Dead Sea get its water from?” I asked.
“From the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee.”
“So it’s the same water.”
“Yes,” he said.
“Then why is it dead?” I asked.
“The difference is that the Dead Sea only has one opening to the north where it receives water from the Jordan. But it has no outlet. The water only pours in…and becomes dead. But the water of the Galilee is alive, freshwater filled with fish. And yet the very same water flows between the two. So how can the same water produce life in one place and death in the other?”
“Because of the outlets,” I answered.
“That’s right,” said the teacher. “But why?”
“I don’t know. I was only guessing.”
“The Sea of Galilee is always giving what it receives. It’s always flowing. but the Dead Sea only receives and never gives. So the life that gives of what it receives, the life that alway blesses others, that life is the Sea of Galilee. Its waters are always fresh. It’s always filled with life. But the life that only takes and doesn’t give, that life becomes dead an barren…and all with the same waters. You see,” said the teacher, “it’s not what you have in this life, how much or how little, that, in the end, will matter. It’s what you do with what you have. If you only take, the waters become dead and your life becomes the Dead Sea. But i you give, then the waters become alive and your life becomes…the Sea of Galilee.”
The Mission: Live this day after the pattern of the Sea of Galilee, always receiving and always giving. Live to be a blessing in the flowing of His love.
Cahn, Jonathan. “The Two Waters.” The Book of Mysteries. Lake Mary, FL: FrontLine, 2016. Day 73. Print.
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"Baruch haba ba'Shem Adonai !"
"Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the LORD !"March 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm #129285
What an observable lesson! It’s what you do with what you receive! Amen
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.
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