World Water Day: Are You Thirsty?

Water, Water Everywhere…

World water day

As you already know, over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water. That makes water one of the most abundant natural resources available to mankind.

From the waters we see in open oceans, the breath-taking water falls, vapour in the air, water in rivers, lakes and lagoons and the water under the soil, water can be found almost everywhere on earth.

No one can deny the importance of water, especially fresh water.

Fresh water is necessary for the survival of all living organisms on Earth. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water and we cannot survive more than a few days without it.

Water is a precious substance that meets our physical needs while at the same time being of great spiritual importance to many people. Water is also an integral part of many ecosystems that support us and a myriad of other species (Water is Life project, McGill University)

Despite this reality, there are various challenges associated with water and its uses. In many places across the world, especially in developing countries, access to portable water is limited.

While portable water is sufficiently available in some parts of the world, it is a scarce commodity in some others.

As I write this, reports filtered in about the acute water shortage presently ravaging Cape Town, South Africa. That’s shocking, to say the least.

In many other places around the world, water pollution, flooding etc are the order of the day.

Water is important for the activities of man. But man’s activities are having huge impact on the availability, accessibility and sustenability of that natural resource.

It therefore becomes imperative that the attention of the people of the world be drawn to all water-related issues around the world. So water day is cerebrated annually for that purpose.

Water falls

A day for water

“World Water Day is an annual observance day on 22 March to highlight the importance of freshwater. It is also used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources” (Wikipedia).

Taking it further…

Today, the attention of the world is focused on water as a natural resource without which no life can thrive. All well and good!

But how about taking it further? Taking it further by drawing attention to another kind of water that is on offer!

This kind of water is spiritual. Jesus is the One offerring it. And it is available to everyone who will gladly receive it.

Are you thirsty? Jesus is saying to you: Come to me and drink!

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. John 7:37, NASV.

And here is the ultimate assurance from the lips of Jesus about drinking the kind of water He offers: eternal life is guaranteed!

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:14, NLT.

To drink or not to drink of the water Jesus offers, the choice is yours.

 

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

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