The Water from Heaven series looks at the role of water in our world and how it compares to God’s word in our lives. Just was water molds, refreshes, and cleanses, so God’s word does these things for our souls.
Water shapes our world. It is nature’s sculptor. Think about it. What carves out valleys and canyons? What can change the geography of a coastline overnight? What hollows out caves and forms the stalactites and stalagmites within? What shapes our planet more than any other element? It’s water.
Think about how if feels after you’ve been out working in the sun, running a marathon, or hiking in the woods — how good it feels to just get a mouthful of water during or after those activities. It may just be a splash to keep you going, but that water reenergizes and refreshes you. Water is the most revitalizing thing we can consume, but we might turn to the wrong thing at times. We don’t actually listen to our needs. For example, many times you go to grab a snack, drink a glass of water instead. You might be mistaking thirst for hunger, and you will then end up eating too much or make yourself more dehydrated by pursuing the wrong solution. It’s important to know when our bodies need water instead of some substitute.
The cleanliness water provides is more than a convenience. It’s more than simply about feeling fresh in the morning. Quite simply, washing is the first line of defense in preventing the spread of disease. Whether it’s in the home, in a restaurant, or in a hospital, the cleanliness facilitated by water keeps us well and prevents viruses, bacteria, and other germs from infecting our bodies. However, the cleanliness of the water itself is important. Water that’s been contaminated can be just as dangerous as not washing at all, so that’s many organizations work so hard to make sure communities all over the world have access to clean water.