Water has so many different purposes and applications. We are reminded of the power of water this week in Florida with hurricane IAN. Water is special as it is critical for:
- sacred religious rituals like Baptisms, blessings, prayers, births and deaths
- life as one cannot live very many days without water
- production of power for utilities
- cooling systems as in air conditioning
- cleaning one’s body and clothing
- sporting events like surfing, paddle boarding, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, boating
- transportation as in cruising, transporting goods and services around the world
Water makes up the composition of most of the cells in our bodies. Blessed water is changed when one studies the angle at which our molecules connect.
Water is often so beautiful and scenic which is why people love to go to the beach and to live near the beach or lake front, riverside, or even on a pond in the country.
Water is not static but may be dynamic as in a water fall which ripples or roars as in Niagara Falls.
This week find gratitude in studying the complexity and multiple dimensions of water. Its beauty, but power is never ending. IAN reminds us that water should not be taken for granted as it may surge, rise, suck one under, drown, bury, and destroy.
Given the full scope, range, and power of water, give gratitude for water as it is a life form that is dynamic, necessary, and ever changing.
Thank you for the reminder, even in destruction it is a integral part of our lives
What a good post. Even with less drama that Ian water can wear away stone and change landscapes.
Taken for granted until you don’t have it at the ready. We were without running water for a week when Texas had it’s snowmageddon. Collected snow in the bathtub and used it very sparingly. Boiling and filtering so we could ingest it. Living in China for a year also had to be very careful with it. Treat friends and family better than water, appreciate it when they are there and treat wisely when it is sparse.
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