By Jerry Wiles
HOUSTON, TX – Several years ago I started doing research on the global water issues. On that journey I got connected with many in the academic world who have devoted themselves to research and the study of various aspects of water. There are several institutions, organizations and associations devoted to researching this important topic. An area I found fascinating is the study of the origin and history of water. Where did water come from, and how did it get on the planet?
Origin and History of Water
There is much speculation and there are many theories about the origin and history of water on earth. However, for those of us who believe in the authority and accuracy of the Scriptures, we can accept the fact that God created water, as He is the Creator of all things. It is amazing to learn of the various theories of how water got here on earth. It may take more faith to believe many of those theories about the origin and history of water, than to simply take God at His Word and accept the account recorded in Scripture.
Water in Scripture
Water is referred to several hundred times throughout the Bible, from the first chapter of the book of Genesis to the last chapter of the book of Revelation. There are many references in Scripture to rivers, streams and flowing or living water, as opposed to still water, which is often stagnant. Interestingly, water and wind are often both used to represent the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Greatest Needs
In most of the countries where Living Water International has worked since its founding in 1990, we have often asked government officials, health professionals, community, and church leaders about their greatest needs. If water is not the number one need mentioned, it is almost always among the top three. The more we learn about the importance of water, the more we realize the power and the necessity of it. Of course, we understand that every need represents an opportunity. The greater the need, the greater the opportunity.
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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Jerry Wiles