Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dead Sea

The other day I heard a very powerful analogy between some Christians and the Dead Sea. I'm going to explain to you. But before talking about the Dead Sea let me talk to you about the Sea of Galilee.

The Sea of Galilee is the largest freshwater lake in Israel. Springs of water run from its bottom creating a flow of fresh water all the time. The water is never still. It feeds other small lakes, including the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment where animals cannot flourish, hence its name. Once it receives the water from the Sea of Galilee it retains ALL the water. The Dead Sea does not supply any other river, lake or sea. The water is always still. No oxygen. Therefore no life.

What does it have to do with you and me? Simple, the Sea of Galilee represents those who always share with others what God has given to them. They share their testimony. They are not shy neither afraid. They are not selfish or self-centered. They are like a stream of water that flows with freshness. Therefore they are always FRESH in the spirit.

The Dead Sea represents... well, you know.


Alicia Montalvo said...

yikes! let's make sure we aren't like the dead sea!
not cool!

Izamar Romero said...

I agree with Alicia I dont want to be like the dead sea