Sacred water……Precious gift

22 May

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix

 

 

For thousands of years water has been among the main religious symbols.Water is a symbol of life as well as a means of cleansing or purification

 

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”  John 4:13-14

Water, then, is a most beautiful element and rich in usefulness, and purifies from all filth, and not only from the filth of the body but from that of the soul. We can see from this the belief common in the Old Testament, that water is a mystically powerful element, which, being connected with God in some way, can cleanse sins, inner and outer defilement, and regenerate the human body.

The flow of a river from its source to the sea may also signify the flow of life from birth to death. A winding stream is a symbol of the tortuous course of human life. To descend a river can also be understood as symbolic of life’s journey down the “River of Life”.

 

One of the many special properties of water, listed among the Facts about Water, is that it is one of the best-known solvents. On a daily basis, many people, and animals, use water to help remove dirt and grime from their bodies.

Since ancient times, washing has signified literally and metaphorically a process of cleansing, of purification, of transformation, even metamorphosis.

Water is an essential part of all life on the globe. Plant and animal could not live without water. Water ensures food security, livestock security, maintains organic life, industrial production and to conserve the biodiversity and environment. Hence, there could no life without water.  So far we know, earth is the only planet that God gifted with water and this makes it fit for human living and other living organisms to exist on it.

Directly or indirectly, water affects all facets of life.

Without it, there would be no vegetation on land, no oxygen for animals to breathe and the planet would look entirely different. Water is necessary to keep people’s bodies and the environment healthy and should be valued and protected as the precious resource it is. The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Some of Earth’s groundwater is fossil water, created when Earth’s climate was far different.

There is the same amount of freshwater on earth as there always has been, but the population has exploded, leaving the world’s water resources in crisis.Freshwater makes up a very small fraction of all water on the planet. While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snow fields. In essence, only 0.007 percent of the planet’s water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people.

 

 

Humanity’s growing thirst also poses a major problem for aquatic ecosystems. “When we take water from rivers, floodplains, and watersheds, those ecosystems bear the brunt of water scarcity and begin to be degraded or disappear.

 

 

Half of the world’s 500 most important rivers – water sources for hundreds of millions of people – are being seriously depleted or polluted.  A large percentage of the rivers in the U.S. are too polluted for fishing and swimming.Water shortages will likely be a fact of life for most people on the planet within the next ten years. We are facing dirtier, unsafe water and more risk of water shortages and scarcity. This crisis is real, it’s happening now and it’s getting worse fast.

 

 

Sacred water… precious gift.   Water is the cradle and source of life on earth. It is a sacred gift.

 

 

 

 

I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.
Melody

One Response to “Sacred water……Precious gift”

  1. divoran09 May 22, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    this blog is beautiful, deeply wise, and thoughtful Thank you for it.

    Like

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