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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

How important is water? You may need a bit more clarification on my question to answer it. Let’s start with our planet. About 75% of earth is covered in water, mainly the various oceans around the globe. There is also another 3% of water accounted for in glaciers, lakes, ice, rivers, etc. So, when you think about it from that perspective, water is very important to our planet.

Now, let’s think about ourselves, specifically our bodies. Roughly 60% of our body is made up of water. In addition to what is already there, we’ve been told for years, the ideal amount of water that should be consumed per day is 64 ounces, or .5 gallons. There are now reports that the specific number should consider each persons’ current health, exercise routine, environment they live in, the work they do, etc. So, the minimum is 64 ounces, and the number may increase for your particular needs. So, it’s safe to say – water is VERY important, both to the world we live in AND to our bodies.

With that said, it’s no wonder that Jesus used water as a metaphor for the Holy Spirit (even more important than water – HS greater than H20). In John chapter 7, we see one of these references.

Verses 37 & 38, “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

You see, “rivers of living water will flow from within them.” In that moment, Jesus was promising something that wasn’t there yet, but was so needed — and all it took was to believe in Jesus. What a moment that was, and what a promise we have!

This particular water image was taken on the Skagit River. The flowing river, backdropped by the forest line, and the darker clouds, made for a beautiful scene.