Read: 1 Kings 7.38 (NRSV)
In the temple, jars large enough to hold 40 baths of water, were collected as storehouse for sacrifice and cleansing rituals. They used lots of water! (Even enough for teenagers to take a shower!) How many gallons of water do you use in a day. Check the meter and see. How much water does it take to keep our body hydrated? It’s a good healthy choice to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water, in addition to other beverage we might drink. Do we consume enough to keep things flowing?
We hear about conserving water, fights over rights to water access, and measure rainfall every day. We are charged with caring for the earth as God’s caretakers. Do we treat our bodies as the holy temple of the spirit? Do we take care of them properly? Do we take the time to clean out emotional baggage to make room for spiritual refreshment?
The witness that the earth is mostly covered with water, is an ever-present reminder that we need living water. We need to be spiritually hydrated. Come to the Spirit! Come in worship, singing, and prayer to nurture your heart and soul.
Action Plan: Every time you bathe use that time to confess your sin and ask God to forgive and give you a fresh start.
Prayer: Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to Thee. Amen.