Psalms 42:1-2 (ESV)
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
What a beautiful Psalm, and a beautiful picture of longing for God.
But, just exactly how much does a deer pant for water?
In the dry savannas of South Africa that longing becomes evident because the risks are so high.
Is this the kind of longing that I have for God?
Am I risking everything to draw near to Him?