Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ode to Water

Today is World Water Day!!


I really love water.  I love fresh water – I love salt water.  I love streams – I love lakes – I love oceans – I love pools!  Oh water, how delightful I think you are.


But, there is another reality, right?  While I love water; I mostly act unaware of its ready and ever-present presence in my life.  I don’t think too much about it when I’m taking a shower – or when I’m brushing my teeth – or when I’m drinking tea – or telling Abi that ‘no, you can’t have juice this close to bedtime, it’s milk or water!’


It is heart-breaking how many people are insanely aware of the LACK of water’s presence in their life. 1 billion people lack access to clean water.  That just blows my mind and hurts my heart.


Clean water is a paradox. Without it, life cannot be sustained — yet it’s a resource so easy to take for granted. The reality, however, is clear: Nearly 1 billion people across the world don’t have access to it. –World Vision


There are lots of various things ‘we’ can do.  Prayer – donate – talk about it – be thankful.


I pray next year the number is smaller – wouldn’t that be a beautiful thing?!

‘Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty.’

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