Water


Children fetching water

The human condition is such that what we have in abundance, we often take for granted.

For much of the world clean drinking water is a rare commodity. In many places water is also a difficult commodity to reach.

Southeastern Kenya has reservoirs of underground water; the problem is that the resources for reaching the water are scarce. Everywhere you go, you’ll see old women, men on bicycles, and very small children all carrying yellow plastic jugs to fetch precious water for the day.

Here in Portland, Oregon, we have an overabundance of water since it rains 42 inches over 155 days of the year. Most of the year, just leave a cup outside and by nightfall you’ll have water to drink. We have snow in the mountains, bubbling springs feeding rivers and creeks, and underground wells. Oregonians complain about the rain which allows us to turn on the tap and have all the water we want in our homes and yards. We take the rain for granted.

Jesus likened the Holy Spirit to water in John 7. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his hear will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive …. (John 7:38, 39). 

The Third Person of the Godhead indwells us at salvation (Romans 8:9), makes us a part of the Church (1 Corinthians 12:13), empowers us to live and witness for Jesus (Acts 1:8), and prays for us when we don’t know what we should pray for (Romans 8:26). We should never take His presence within us for granted.

** Help build a Bible College in Kenya. Click here for details: Click HERE

*** Watch the video made from our ministry trip to Kenya in June: Click HERE

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