Water is so important to us in the 21st century. Fresh water naturally occurs on the earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, groundwater and underground streams. Not to mention the great oceans and seas. So it’s not surprising that water is so important to humans. In fact, our bodies can only survive a few days without water. 

The same is true about God’s word, the Bible. 

Like water, Bible messages help us to live our lives, day by day. They cleanse our minds of the daily cares and worries and lift us up into spiritual heights. They take our minds off earthly matters and make us think of heavenly things. They give sense and context to our lives and refresh us more than any shower of water. The spiritual version of standing under a cool waterfall after a hard climb on a hot summer’s day. Only better. 

Bible messages are wells of the water of salvation; we must drink deeply of them and remember Jesus’ words: “Whosoever drinks 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.” 

Sometimes, we see people trying to search for refreshment and life-giving streams in the deserts of this world. Their plight reminds us of what our desire should be for God’s word and salvation. We have so much given to us by God. 

God’s precious words should be treasured and treated as priceless, the most important things we can have. Words that encourage, comfort, strengthen and uplift us as we live life now, and words that give us hope and aspiration for the future. 

Soon the earth will be full of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. So let’s take our example from the athletes and cyclists who always carry water with them. Let’s never be without the water of life.

ThoughtsJames ThorpeWater