I saw a sign on a window today that said, “What You Water Will Grow.” My mind was immediately bombarded with thoughts of what this could mean, and scriptures that spoke of water used in different ways. Probably my favorite verse pertaining to water is Matthew 10:42. “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” I love the thought of a drink of cool water that will satisfy a thirst. Nothing can live without water; neither plants, animals, nor people.
But what about spiritual thirst? Will a card, a verse of scripture, or offering a word of encouragement satisfy a spiritual thirst in the life of a friend? Sometimes it’s like cool water just to know that someone is praying for you.
I find that the Bible talks of water being used during a sacrifice, and of being washed in water to make clean. I read in the second chapter of John the record of Jesus turning the water into wine.
Read John 4:14. “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” There truly is no water like the water that Jesus offers; living water that will satisfy a thirsty soul. One drink will forever change a thirsty soul, but without it that soul will never know peace, real love, joy, or the wonder and satisfaction of eternal life.
Can it be true that what you water will grow? People need water, as do plants and souls. It’s a blessing to have water to share.
By Wilda Caplinger