Tuesday, July 26, 2011

H 2 O

I read and article, recently, about an 18yr old college boy from California who died from water intoxication. Not being familiar with the term, I googled it to get more info. Come to find out, water intoxication is the result of consuming too much water too fast. This boy literally drowned, from the inside out, after being forced to drink 2 gallons of water as fast as he could, which was about two minutes. As a result, his kidneys became bloated and his bladder burst. Soon after, his brain began to swell and he went into a coma, which he never recovered from.

This got me to thinking about water, which is essential to sustaining human life and for maintaining good health. Infact, if we do not consume enough water, we can dehydrate and develop a host of health problems. Dry skin and kidney stones are two common ailments related to water defficiency. If we go without water for more than a few days, we will literally dry up and die.

What an intersting paradox. Water, which is essential to human life can also kill us if we drink too much or not enough.

Jesus said,
“Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)

In Christ we have eternal water. Even though these human bodies will die, in Christ we have eternal life, which runs through us like a refreshing stream of water. Always abundant...so much so that it spills over onto other people and they become refreshed by the life if Christ flowing through thosw who believe in and follow Christ, the eternal Son of God.

Do you have this water within you? if not, come to the well and drink!