God first before putting it down.
After the hike down in extreme heat we ended up at En-Gedi. It is truly an oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea. The Sea may be fun for people enjoying easy floating but the water of the see kills all life. On the other hand the spring of water gushing at En-Gedi provides an environment for life to blossom. It was a refreshing moment when we got to the spring. It is like a little rain forest. Even the air isn’t hot-dry but cool and moist. After a harsh condition of the desert it is experiencing life coming back. The place was also the scene of a Biblical event. David was hiding here from the jealous king Soul who was trying to do away with him. Here David could have killed his pursuer as he was advised by his companions but he refused to raise his hand against the king. I had an impression that the place where God mercifully provides refreshment for travelers was the place where forgiveness and compassion won over revenge and hatred.