The Dead Sea has long been a place of fortune, legend and mystery.

The Egyptians were wise to its properties in using its balms for mummification.

During the days of Herod the Great the Dead Sea was 'recruited' as a health resort.

From pre-history to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it has captured mankind's attention.

It fascinates my mind too. (You may think that to be a simple task - you would be correct.)

The Dead Sea is the lowest elevation upon the earth's surface at 423 meters below sea level, consequently it is bordered by the world's lowest road. (This stands to reason).

The Dead Sea is constantly filled by the Jordan River's flow, but there is no outlet.

Well over a century ago, with a deliberately leading question D.L. Moody asked - why is the Dead Sea dead?

His astute but non-scientific answer:

Because it is all the time receiving but never giving out anything.

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only ... for faith without works is dead. (James 1:22, 2:26)

Still water stagnates, faith likewise.

Christians are reborn to be rivers, for they were never called to be reservoirs.

Today's Soul Snippet:

“Prayers are like true love, they have no limits of distance.” ~ anon

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# Inspired by Australian Photographer Ken Duncan from his book "Where Jesus Walked", (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson 2006) 132-133