MAKING WATER – INDIA STYLE
As soon as we get back into our hotel room I start the 1 quart coffee pot and boil water. I continue to cool and boil until I have 6 liters, which is about 9 rounds. Waiting for it to cool enough to pour into flimsy plastic bottles takes most of the time. Mostly I only get 4 done before bedtime and start the process going at 6 or 7 AM until we need to leave.
Bottled water is available, but it I inconvenient to have conference men or Moses get it for us. A case takes up precious space in the trunk (full of Jerry’s pastor’s books).
We take fresh, safe water for granted in the USA. We even flush our toilets with good water. When I asked Jerry what he misses about home, he mentions fresh water on tap. (For me, its definitely American bathrooms – see “Conquering the Indian Bathroom” Part I & II.)
In the past year, in collaboration with the Mark Brister Foundation, Pastor Moses’ New Hope Foundation and our CTO, 34 fresh water wells were installed in villages that previously had none. (by Nancy Schmoyer) (February 1, 2018 Hyderabad, India)
Living Water of His Word is even more precious. Again, in the USA we take it for granted. All the unread Bibles laying around are analogous to flushing toilets with drinking water. Jesus says, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14).
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him” (Psalm 34:8).
If you take fresh, clean water for granted, take a moment to thank God for it. If you take having a Bible you can read any time you want for granted, thank God for that as well – and spent some time reading it. Read John 4 to start.