It’s back! The infamous DC summer heat is here for its annual visit. Public service announcements remind us to drink plenty of water, but our bodies usually give us all the reminders we need. In one of our psalms from this week (Psalm 63), we hear a cry from the psalmist:
O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
The church needs its own public service announcement to remind us to nourish both body and soul. We have an inner need for meaning, for community, and for God. We thirst for these things. We faint without them. Jesus said, “Those who believe in me will never be thirsty again.” May we be reminded of the need to care for our inner lives, trust in God, and find rest for our souls in Christ Jesus.
So here’s my PSA for you: Stay cool. Drink water. And go to church.