Wednesday thoughts

Have you ever considered the word “water”? Just how essential is water to you and me? Water to the human body is essentially the same as oil is to gasoline engine. When the human body is low on water, the medical people call this dehydration. Dehydration is corrected by placing water back into the human body. Very complicated health issues take place in the human body that end up in dehydration, just as a deficiency of oil to the gasoline engine. Extremely low oil can cause an engine to over-heat, and in the case of no oil, the engines seizes.

How essential is water to you? Turn it off at your house, and you will see. No water= no clean clothes, no water= no coffee, no water= no bath, no water= no tea, no water= thirst. The list of the negatives that occur when no water exists continues.

When I think of water— during childhood— oftentimes I drank water from a spring along with cows, dogs, turtles, snakes, and anything else that needed a drink. A few years ago, I toured a hydro power plant where a huge volume of water was allowed to run into what looked like a tunnel which propelled generators into action. The end result was electricity. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees water boils. With boiling water comes steam, and steam can power a locomotive.

Consider this thought— the drops of rain make a hole in a stone over an extended period of time. Water is essential to you and me. What does your Bible say about water? Carefully read Psalm 148:4-5. Did you note verse 5 which say that God created water? Why did God create water? Could it have been that He created man He knew needed water to live? Could it be when he created plant-life He knew plants needed water. Maybe He created water because He knew that fish, which were his creation, would die without water?

Could it have been that He looked through the pages of time and saw His people in bondage and decided to do away with the Pharaoh’s army by drawing them into the Red Sea. Oh, maybe He created water to teach you and I to walk by faith. Your Bible teaches that Peter walked on water until he took his eyes off Jesus, and then we find Jesus walking on water. After all, water was created by the Creator and Jesus simply walked on what He created. This we read in the Bible where Jesus took water and turned it into wine.

Turn to your Bible to John 4:14. Jesus had met with the woman of Samaria at Jacob’s well. He was attempting to get her to understand that she needed more than physical water to meet her eternal need. Jesus, in verse 13 explains to her that, “whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.” Note what He said in verse 14, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Oh, what a difference in physical and spiritual water. Both are needed to fulfill God’s will in our lives. How essential is the word “water” to you? If you want to live, physical water is a must. If you want Heaven as your home— you must drink from the spiritual well that never runs dry.

Remember we will begin “in house” worship on June 7th at 10:30am. Live streaming of services will also occur for those of you who have underlying health conditions. I ask you to pray daily for the services on June 7th. To God be the glory!

Bro. Don