The beginning of creation is all about God calling forth that which generates LIFE. Light gives warmth and nurtures growth. Earth provides a home for all life. Without water, though, life isn’t possible. Our human bodies are 60% water, and three days without water is death.
Our physical need for water is obvious. Water hydrates and cleanses. We need water to grow our food. Waterways provide transportation and
recreation. Water serves a protective
function in moats and boundaries. These
physical needs for water are reflected in our spiritual needs for water. Spiritually, we need hydration, cleansing,
and nurture. Our spiritual life is a
journey that needs guidance, protection, and beauty.
We begin this study with an appreciation for our physical needs. We also begin by becoming aware of our spiritual needs that require spiritual water. In the weeks to come, remember that we are both/and: we are physical bodies and spiritual beings, and both parts of us get thirsty.