Go get a big glass of water and drink deep. It’s good for you, we all know that, but did you know that the 22nd of March, is World Water Day? I’ve sort of just caught onto the fact. I was wondering why I was seeing campaign materials on this topic in a body shop of our local shopping centre.
When I’ve come in from the heat, finished exercising, finished a big stack of paperwork, or finished feeding my baby, I usually need a big drink of cold water, not the type that you steep tea leaves or ground coffee in, but one that will totally replenish and rebuild my blood, hair, skin and everything else that is made up primarily of this crystal clear liquid.
In some places, it’s not so crystal clear though. It’s murky, smelly and disease ridden. It’s not fit to clean clothes or bathe in let alone drink. Nearly 1 billion people live without clean water on earth, and truly let’s help them. You can do that here
I feel it’s important to do it through an organisation that shares the Gospel, the living water that Jesus spoke about, because otherwise, even though these people may have water to drink in the here and now on earth, in eternity they may be longing for just one drop, like the rich man in the story of Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom.
Luke 16:22 "Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23"In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24"And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'…
I read a book last year of the account of a woman who was taken to hell and truly, it has stayed with me, to the point where every time I take a drink of water, I take a closer look at the people around me and whisper a prayer that they too may drink from the well of Living Water.