Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Some incomplete thoughts on water

Water. One of the most common substances in our environment.

I took my Hero to work this morning and we pass through Davenport on the way. I saw all the areas along the way that were underwater last week and are now drying out as the Mississippi receeds into her banks. I thought about the power of water. Thousands of people spent thousands of hours trying to hold back the rain-swollen rivers and too many times, the rivers won. Days after the last raindrops have fallen, the earth is still saturated. And yet, in the southeastern United States, they still long for rain. The thirsty earth there cracks for want of moisture.

In all our technology, science, and wisdom, we cannot control the rain let alone the water cycle of which the rain is a part.

I thought about water in the Bible:

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 him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 4:14

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:17

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isaiah 41:17-18

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm 1:3

And our God controls this water:

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Job 38:8-11

Just some things I'm thinking about today.


Michelle said...

I love the set up of your blog with the tabs at the top!

Terri said...

Thanks, I'm still trying to make sure it's all working right.

Tori said...

The blog looks great Terri!

Thanks for that little devotion!

judy said...

Good thoughts, Terri. We were blessed with a short shower today and need so much more. The stark difference between regions is amazing.

It's hard not to think of water without giving regard to God's Word...especially that "Living Water".