Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Tale of Two Seas

By Dr Sherry Abraham

The Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a seaIt is so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down n read a book!The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% - almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish.
No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead sea.And hence the name: Dead Sea.

The Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea.Both the Sea of Galilee n the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee has a rich colorful marine life, with lots of plants and variety of fish.Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?Here is apparently why....The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then out - and that keeps the cycle of life moving, and the Sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.The Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day, leaving it salty n too full of minerals, n unfit for any marine life.The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does not give. Result? The cycle of life in nature stops.

Let us apply this in our life. Life is not just about getting. It is as much about giving, n moving to the next stage of the cycle of life.

The energy flow should be continuous so that growth n prosperity happen !!!

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