Saturday, October 10, 2009

cleansing waters

What a joy it is to be able to get up and actually have quiet time first thing in the morning. As I sit here in the stillness of the first part of my day I am reminded of the wonders of my God. Many of us don't get the chance to get up before anyone else to have that quiet time before something interrupts our thoughts. But today I had just a few minutes to enjoy what God had created.

The waters were still and I am reminded of several things.

First, the power that water has on the creation of the world in which we live. "And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning-the second day. "(Genesis 1: 6-8)

When you are on the Gulf Coast, you are still reminded of the power that Hurricane Katrina had on the land. It is still hard to imagine the power of water. When we look at a glass of water it is something simple and something that we drink but when it is joined with millions of gallons the power that it takes on and the damage that it can do to things in its path.

Second, water nourishes our body.

Our bodies are made up of 55-75% water depending on our ages and sexes. We must drink water to keep our bodies hydrated, just like we need to spend time with God to nourish our souls.

And lastly, water cleanses our bodies.

Have you ever gone more than a day before you were able to take a bath (you know you have)? When you are so dirty and you are able to take a bath, oh how good it feels to become clean again. In this same way Jesus is the water that truly cleanses our bodies. When will you allow time with Jesus so that he may be the cleansing water in your life?

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