Have you ever felt faint or light-headed? This passage made me think of a time when my continued consciousness was not a sure thing.
Some friends and I had entered a winter challenge race. It had snowed heavily the night before the race, making the course more difficult than anticipated. I thought I was prepared, but during the ski portion, I hit a wall.
My water bottles were empty. I was out of food. My vision became cloudy and even nearby sounds seemed distant. My legs felt strange. I knew I should stop, but I wanted to finish the race so badly, I couldn’t.
A teammate gave me a small bottle full of sports drink. The sugar and water gave me instant strength, enough to cross the finish line.
We are made in God’s image and desire to know God. I’d never really thought about my soul fainting, but when I am less aware of God in my life than I should be, my spirit’s vision gets cloudy, it’s harder to hear good news, and life feels strange. The psalmist has given me much to think on.
God, remind me of your constant presence. You satisfy my soul's deepest hunger and thirst, and for that I am thankful. Amen. — BM