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Last September my friends and I competed in the annual Marine Corp 5K Mud Run. Throughout the 5K we ran waded through chest-high water in the Roanoke River, hiked a hillside and yes swam in mud. We had a blast! There was only one thing we wanted when we were finished….water! We stood under outdoor showers to wash off evidence off all that we had been though. The high pressured water removing layers and layers of mud. We then drank endless cups of water…unquenchable thirst.

Did you know 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water.

Depending on size, the human bodies constitutes 55%-78% of water.

The chemical structure of water is H20, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen 3parts total.

Water is so important that God created and arranged water on the second and third day of creation. Did you ever think about the fact that God created water before he created mankind? That’s because…

Water is essential for life.

I jokingly call myself a heavy drinker, (and not the way you are thinking) but because I always have a 24 ounce bottle of water with me everywhere I go. And in the mornings there’s an extra mug of coffee too. I will drink at least 2 or 3 of these bottles everyday. I find that if I fill myself up with water, then I’m less likely to drink things I shouldn’t. I never want to be dehydrated nor thirsty.

Song lyrics by Tenth Avenue North focus in…”Come to the water you who thirst and you’ll thirst no more.”

One of my favorite stories of Christ’s love and compassion is found in John 4. Jesus meets a woman at a well. She is from the wrong side of the tracts and has had a hard life, full of bad choices. She is an outcast. She is a Samaritan, he a Jew. During that time Jewish people didn’t associate with “those people.” But he did. Jesus cares more about people and relationships than outdated rules.

Jesus is living water.

Later on in the chapter he tells the woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks this water (water from the well) will be thirst again, but whoever drinks from the water I give them will never thirst again.”

I am so glad God loves outcasts and accepts us mess and all. I am so glad we don’t have to be perfect.(Can I get a hallelujah on that one?) Are your dehydrated and thirsty? Do you have layers of mud and mess to be washed clean? Pour yourself into His Word (the bible) and ask Christ to wash away all the mud and layers of bad choices.

Accept him as living water.

Jesus is essential for life.

Check this out….H20: 2 parts hydrogen 1 part oxygen = 3 parts

The Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit = 3 parts

As the character Bobby Boucher says in the movie Waterboy, “Now that’s good quality H20.”


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