The Jordan River is the only source of water for the Dead Sea, and it has no outflow. It is called the Dead Sea because no plant or animal life can survive its water, which has eight times more salt than the ocean. Yet, the sea is filled with minerals that have been known to cure many respiratory and skin diseases. Sodium, iron, potassium, iodine, calcium, bromide, titanium oxide, silicon dioxide, magnesium oxide, sulfur trioxide, phosphorus pentoxide and chloride contribute to the health spa industry obtained from the Dead Sea. Sadly, the Dead Sea is dying unless drastic changes are made. Some of the water is redirected to places in Israel, Syria and Jordan for irrigation. Minerals are harvested from the water for health reasons. You will see the benefits and the problems of the Dead Sea in the short video below.
At least two spiritual principles can be applied from the Dead Sea. First, Christians can take in all the benefits of salvation–an abundant life, a great inheritance, love, peace, joy, and hope to mention a few. None of these mean anything if they become stagnant. They are meant to be shared through our love and compassion for others. This has been challenging for me during the COVID isolation, but I am thankful I can reach out by using this blog and another blog titled, Have a Little Talk with Jesus. I hope you’ll visit both of them often. Secondly, if we are not wise with our time and blessings, we might give until we get burned out, a common problem among Christians. I pray that God would make me a good steward of all He gives me; that I spend and save wisely and give generously. This is the verse that guides me: “Everyone should give what is in his heart to give, not out of compulsion or reluctance, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Enjoy this short video:
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the beautiful Dead Sea. Help us not to grow stagnant or dried up as the sea, but to learn ways we can share your truth so others will experience your amazing love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.