The watering hole was an interesting place in South Africa. For a land that is in a water shortage, even the watering holes were somewhat dry, but none the less, it drew much wildlife. There were times we had cruised the land for hours and had not found much wildlife, but we always had hope that we would see something at the watering hole. The watering hole is a place that reminded me of hope and life.
As you can see in this photo, the watering hole is a place where many different kinds of animals gather. It was a place that carried a sense of peace and anticipation.It was a place of delight and enjoyment…
As I drove around in the safari vehicle observing amazing aspects of God’s creation, I kept asking myself, where is my watering hole? Where do I go to refresh…where do I go to find others, where do I go when I feel dry and thirsty…..
I am thankful to be able to identify a few watering holes in different places. Sometimes my watering hole is in the quiet of my home where I can dig into God’s truth and delight in Who He is and who He calls me to be. Sometimes my watering hole is a family gathering or Sunday dinner, where I can marvel at the story of my life and how in family relationships I have learned to love and be loved, speak and listen to honest feedback, share in sorrow and joys, celebrate life in all ages and know that we will journey life together till the end…cause God placed us together as FAMILY. I have also been so blessed to discover a watering hole in dear friendships, many uncovered through the ministry of Grace Groups and Open Hearts Ministries. It is in relationship with others that I often feel the depth of God’s love for me and am able to delight in feeling refreshed and renewed…kind of like what I imagine the animals feel like when they leave the watering hole!