The endless desert.
Parches the traveler’s soul.
A mirage draws near.
The desert is often described as a barren landscape with scarce precipitation. The dryness, humidity, and lack of vegetation can make it a hostile environment to survive in.
The desert can also symbolize a time of great trial and sin in one’s life. Here, the traveler seems to be on an endless journey in the desert—leading to a parched soul.
In the distance, there is a mirage. However, a mirage is an optical illusion that brings false hope to the traveler and spirals the traveler to an even deeper endless pursuit of vanity.
This picture is what happens when you chase after sin. Sin is a hostile place that will lead to despair and one’s ultimate destruction. It is a deserted land.
To get out of the desert, one must put their hope in the eternal God. Jesus, the image of the invisible God, told His followers that He is the living water (Jn. 3:37-39).
When you drink from His righteousness and grace, you will be truly satisfied and never thirst again. This is the only way to survive and thrive in our broken world. Trust in Jesus today!
Haiku by Chad A. Damitz (M.Div)