Light and water are two things that make life possible. They are also things that can cleanse our hearts and souls. Water can flood and end life. Too much light can blind and burn. It’s amazing how a candle can interrupt the darkness. Water can quench a thirst. We need light to bring forth the truth.
It’s water that can generate power to create artificial light. In my faith life is brought into existence by the light of the sun and the waters of Earth as spoken into existence by God. They are connected and essential to every living thing across the universe. May we be guardians of the light and stewards of the waters.
One year ago on Friday the 13th, much of Chattanooga went without water due to a water main break that served much of the area I live and work at. Needless to say it was a big inconvenience. Water is important and we learned how much that was true.
Water is life. It is one of the first things made in creation. So much of our livelihoods are dependent on the stuff. For a believer its cleansing for the soul. H20 is a molecule and when there is a lot of it there can be hydration for the body, recreation for the spirit, power for our lives. It can be a way we receive nourishment and care.
When water becomes violent such as a storm or a hurricane then it becomes devastating. Water seems to always win. You can build things to retain it but still it wins. But on the riverbanks and at the lake it can be a place for people to gather to connect with one another.
Today, lets think about water in all the ways it is a significant part of our existence. Don’t forget to drink what you need and not waste any. Water is very much alive.
Early this morning water service was restored after our day-long water outage in most of Chattanooga. Water is a necessity and without it life can be very challenging if not impossible. It’s good that basic things like cooking, laundry, brushing teeth and other things are possible again. Thanks to Tennessee American Water our water service utility for their hard work in getting things flowing again.