I can not begin to think of anything more powerful than water. Yes, we can surely see the power in hurricanes and typhoons. We also marvel at the power of water and the incredible impact it had on the creation of the Grand Canyon. But when we look at the day to day existence of our lives, our lives can only endure in the presence of water.
As farmers, we see the significance of water in sustaining the animals, watering crops, and keeping things clean. There has been many a day when we appear as crazy people to those passing by when we dance, jump and shout out in the yard or pasture in celebration of rain that comes down to nourish parched pastures and gardens.
As a naturopath, the importance of high quality water is integral to the health of those that I counsel. I have seen the effects of the fluoridation of our water supply on health, the impact of chronic dehydration in causing soaring blood pressures, and the need for this life force in ridding our bodies of toxins.
There is no cleaner place to find superior water than a stream flowing down a mountainside enriching the water with necessary minerals that provide life to those that partake. These very same waters can lose all their value if accumulated in a pond with no outlet or spring and allowed to become stagnant. The very life giving nature of water is robbed from it when it is no longer in motion.
As Christians, Jesus Christ is our Living Water that courses through every crevice of our lives. Our pastor shared a profound truth about this Living Water during our time together this evening. God desires for us to drink Him in as our Living Water, but He does not desire for us to be buckets to store it up. For in this we become like that stagnant pond that begins to lose its value with stagnation setting in. God wishes for us to be conduits of His Spirit, Love, Mercy, and Grace. We need to keep these things moving through our lives and flowing through us into the lives of those around us.
May we all commit anew to moving those Living Waters through the streams and pathways He creates in connecting our lives to others. For in this, His Living Water will become the richest of all blessings in our lives.