A Water Story

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In this week’s Hometown History video, Miss Johnnie Faye tells a fun story about the ingenious way her family got water when she was a girl. She had a very clever daddy.

Water itself is amazing enough. Just think, it is so fluid that I can pour it down my throat, yet so strong it can hold up a container ship traveling across the Atlantic Ocean.

Water doesn’t exist in only one form, but can change from solid to liquid to gas in no time flat. An easy way to demonstrate that to your children is to put an ice cube in a pot and heat it on the stove. Voilà! Solid, liquid, gas–lickety split!

Still water even reflects light so well, it can be a mirror and when light shines through water just right, we see a rainbow.

I love how God takes some everyday sort of object, like water, and uses it to teach truths. We can understand these truths because we are already familiar with the object.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psalm 23:2

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.
Psalm 42:1

The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.
Proverbs 17:14

As in water face reflects face,
So the heart of man reflects man.
Proverbs 27:19

When Jesus came He was baptized in water, turned water to wine, walked on water, and washed the disciples’ feet with water. Jesus also continued teaching with water.

. . . whoever drinks of the water that I will give him
shall never thirst;
but the water that I will give him
will become in him a well of water
springing up to eternal life.
John 4:14

He who believes in Me,
as the Scripture said,
“From his innermost being
will flow rivers of living water.”
John 7:38

Water From Across the Creek

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Job’s friends talked on and on about Job’s difficulties and the reasons they believed those difficulties happened. Job, in turn, wanted God to answer him.  God answered Job by describing His own power over what He has made.

Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
So that an abundance of water will cover you?
Can you send forth lightnings that they may go
And say to you, “Here we are”?
Who has put wisdom in the innermost being
Or given understanding to the mind?
Who can count the clouds by wisdom,
Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick together?
Job 38:34-38

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