Water for life


Firefox Nebula as taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:9-10

I guess the water from the previous verse should be envisioned as being a layer surrounding the globe so it is not until this verse that the dry land areas appear.  This makes sense from a physical perspective as when the water is transferred to the atmosphere by evaporation some would be lost to the part surrounding the globe allowing the “sea level” to drop exposing more dry land.

From a spiritual perspective, this seems to speak to God’s ability to foresee the needs of his people and arrange the workings of his creation to accommodate the earth’s amazing life and ecosystem and the introduction of his people in the future.  This separating the waters into areas of seas and areas of land is also part of the proper working of the hydrologic cycle on earth.  Water that falls on land does many things.  It waters plants so they can grow and reproduce, removes toxins and waste, shapes our landscape, weathers rocks and minerals, and provides a critical chemical for life as we know it that lives on land.  Without the transfer of water to land all life would stop and earth would be a dry desert world more like Mars is today.

Perhaps God’s spirit provides a similarly essential “chemical” or fuel for the proper function of our spirits and is part of the processes and workings of my inner being so that I can be transformed and changed by God’s spirit.  Food for thought.

Prayer: God provide for us the water we need, both to meet our physical needs and to meet our spiritual needs in the form of living water from your Son Jesus Christ.

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