En Gedi is the home of desert goats known as ibex. These heavy- horned males and graceful does graze on the sparse grasses in the surrounding desert.The only available water for miles around is the spring of En Gedi. This photograph doesn?t exactly depict the “deer that pants for water” (Ps. 42:1), but it is clearly the image the psalmist used to describe his need for God. These beautiful animals will come to drink even when there are people nearby because they are so thirsty.

It is the same with us believers. We are so spiritually thirsty that we seek God as an ibex pants after water.


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