Yesterday was about giving the gift of water. Water to drink and Living water. My husband and I made a donation to the Humanitarian Fund at church. I wasn’t sure where to take the case of water we bought, so today we are getting the family together to put together little bags with a couple bottles of water, a snack, and a pair of socks that we can keep in our cars and give to people we see in need.
We did this activity when our oldest kids were little. One of my favorite memories is when my daughter, McKay was hanging out the window scream, “Mom, a homeless guy. Give him a homeless bag.” It was a little embarrassing in the moment. However, she has grown into a beautiful, generous young lady so it must have been a good experience for teaching the giving spirit. Time to stock the cars again!
I also see the need to share the blessings of Living Water.
I remembered a blog I wrote many years ago, Drink Deep.
“It is the Savior who carries spiritual nutrients into my soul and carries the “waste” of sin out, just as water nourishes and cleanses my body. “Living Water” maintains the structure of my spirit, just as water maintains the integrity of my cells and their components. It is the Savior who “quickens” my mind and my heart as I draw closer to him through obedience and daily replenishing, just as water energizes through chemical reactions within my body. It is the spirit that lubricates tired spiritual knees and keeps things moving smoothly as I daily partake of “Living Water” through scripture study, prayer, and fasting. It is the Savior who prevents spiritual disease when I keep my eye firmly on Him, just as water keeps my body from disease. In short, everything about water reminds me of the Savior: healing, cleansing, nourishing, and living.”
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Today may be a day of rest, but it also a day service.
The #LIGHTtheWORLD website mentions this –