Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lent Photo Day 29: Water

Lent Photo Day 29: Water. I take this gift for granted. Wish everyone could say the same thing. #rethinkchurch #firstworldproblem.

Today's theme seems appropriate - I just finished the book about Kenya (yes, here I go again) and I've been reading a novel about Hosea & Gomer.
Both had themes of water in them in two different ways.

This theme challenges me, because water is such a precious gift - and we (first world Americans) take it for granted EVERY DAY.

Somehow even a few generations ago - like less than two - our forefathers knew what other countries know now.... you can't take clean water for granted. (One only has to read about the Dust Bowl era to remember this.)

Water is so important.

I wonder if this is why the Bible has tons of imagery in it about water.

One of my favorite verses comes from an illustration Jesus made, when he talked to the woman at the well....

Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life." (John 4:13, 14 MSG)

Ah, to fill up on that water - the kind that will quench the thirst of my spirit.

I think this verse, from the Common English Bible, sums up the spiritual longing...

Just like a deer that craves streams of water, my whole being craves you, God. My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God’s face? (Psalms 42:1, 2 CEB)

Water...thirst...a desire to be close to God.
Deep thoughts, from a photo theme.
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