"Central to our Judeo-Christian heritage of spirituality is the belief that God is not a distant entity but rather a personal savior. Yet the full impact of this amazing declaration of love frequently escapes us. We let it remain abstract and impersonal. We often find ourselves distant from the very faith that we profess and tend to look upon it as mostly irrelevant to the realities of daily living.
"We find ourselves in a desert parched and barren, with little relief in sight, and we may well ask the often unspoken question: Is this all there is to life? The wilderness of life can appear so vast and desolate that the hope of ever finding water in it fades, leading to a sense of futility and hopelessness.
"It is to counteract this feeling that I write this book. I write it for all those good people who feel isolated and alone, who experience rejection and abandonment, and who have trusted in God and feel let down by him, who have lost hope or who are losing hope in ever finding the water that God has promised us in the wilderness of our lives.
"Stop traveling. You have arrived. No need to journey any further. The water you have been looking for is here; open your eyes and see. Quench your thirst; the water is free, for it is the water of life. It is the oasis of limitless freedom, and justice, and love."
Francis W. Vanderwall
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