Some people call water the “liquid of life.” Water is a universal symbol of purity, of birth, and of life. In the book of Genesis this is written concerning water.
“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”
We also find this scripture about about water.
II Peter 3:5-6
“For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.”
All living things are built around water from the smallest bacterium to the biggest mammals on earth and in the sea.
Some scientists deem that water has memory in the sense that water retains the markers of past environments. This is a quote taken from a fascinating book about water and its’ memory.
(1) “Even a very small ice sample contains a very large number of hydrogen and oxygen isotopes, measured at different depths, in the ice, tell the story of past variations, of atmospheric temperatures and global ice amounts.”
Water From Heaven, by Robert Kandel
Water has so many characteristics and is found in every aspect of our existence. A woman’s water breaks before she gives birth to a child. A significant fraction of the human body is water; in the newborn infant the total body weight is 75% water. Wikipedia says – the human body is about 60% water in an adult male and 55% in an adult female.
Water has temperature; it has taste, color, and turbidity.
Turbidity of water has to do with how much clay, silt, organic matter and microorganisms can be found in the water that makes it look cloudy.
Jesus Christ was pierced in his side and out came blood and water. John, The Baptist, baptized Jesus Christ in the water of the River of Jordon. This is a symbol of spiritual rebirth and an integral part of the Christian faith. Much of the ministry of Jesus Christ was around water; most of The Lord’s disciples were fishermen. God, through Moses parted the Red Sea of water and allowed the Jewish people to cross over it on foot. Lives are enriched by -water and lives have been destroyed by water. God destroyed His creation with water once-with the exception of Noah and those he assembled together. It was The Great Flood but water is very much a part of the cycle of life.
Water has the ability to calm us and give us a sense of serenity. We use water to cleanse ourselves and we use water to recreate; it can even empower us and mobilize us. Water has a force and an energy that demands respect. It can be unyielding, changeable and invulnerable. We have seen the power of water in tsunamis, in waves and in floods.
Finally, what is so incredibly powerful about water is found in The Word of God in Genesis 1:6-8 NASB which reads like this:
“Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse, and separated the waters, which were below the expanse from the waters, which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.”
The power of God and His powerful creativity used the power of water to produce all we are privileged to see- leaves little else to be said ‘ -but Amen, which means “It is so.”