Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Imaginary Journey to Africa Day 3 - Water

Wait right there! Before you stumble into that bathroom of yours, ask yourself this question, what is the longest you've gone without a shower, and why? I went a week once when I was at the beach. I figured the ocean and the pool water did enough cleaning for me. So as you can see the challenge for Day 3 is no shower. My initial thoughts about the challenge were "no big deal" and "I do this often" (maybe more often than I should) but then I remembered that just las week I said that I needed to make sure I showered everyday (I notice that I start to smell a little bit by the end of the day if I don't) so this was kind of funny to me. This challenge was hard for me to think about during the day but was reminded of it later in the evening after I had a full days wear and tear on me. I did end up putting on some cologne in the morning to help compensate which I normally don't do. I would feel bad if I made people around me uncomfortable because of the way I smelled. I wondered if everyone didn't shower would we notice the smell on each other. I am sure the answer would be yes.

The verse (or passage) for the day was John 4:1-26. It is the story of the woman at the well. Jesus tells her that "whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (we should maybe look at this story as if we were the woman at the well instead of an example of how to evangelize just a thought) Water is an amazing thing you should just google some of the facts about it. It has been and always will be relevant to people on this planet. It is imagery that will last forever so God knew what he was doing when he used water to point people to himself. I don't think we really understand this image of a spring of water welling up either. People out in the dessert or remote area looking for water would be so excited and dependent on that spring. What is it like to have a spring well up. I wish I understood that imagery a little more but either way its a great passage.

Those are my Day 3 thoughts.

No comments: