Water...a resource we take for granite far too often. We turn on the facet and expect the water to run. But the day be approaching, earlier than we are ready, for water to be scarce. Water is an intrinsic part of most spiritual beliefs and is central to Christianity. Babylonian mythology states that the gods, and subsequently all beings, arose from the fusion of both salt water (Tiamat) and sweet water (Apsu). The holy books of the Hindus explain that all the inhabitants of the earth emerged from the primordial sea. Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, was born of the sea. At the beginning of the Judeo-Christian story of creation, the spirit of God is described as "stirring above the waters," and later, God creates "a firmament in the midst of the waters to divide the waters" (Genesis 1:1-6). The water and act of baptism is the link between life and purification. All throughout the New Testament God is flowing ceaselessly as the water of life and restoring His people. As Christians we need to protect the purity of water and care for the resources God has given us through sustainability.
This is NOT a republican issue, nor is it solely the democrats responsibility either. This growing world water crisis is a matter of the people. By the year 2025, the population of the world is estimated to increase from 6.4 billion to 8.4 billion. At that time, 3.4 billion people could live in countries where water is scarce. The supply of water is becoming less accessible and those providing it are able to demand more money in return.
There is an opportunity for you to learn more about this. October 2nd at Balboa a documentary called water is being shown at 6:30pm in the Natural Science Museum. It's won multiple awards, including one from Sun Dance. If you are interested in attending, or just the crisis on hand, you can learn more at www.flowthefilm.com.
Other happenings this week... It's spiritual renewal week. So this is the perfect time to be talking about water and it's power. I hope all of you go to the Prayer Path in Brown one night this week and take some time to refocus. I'm praying for each of you!
MY ROOMMATE, BRITTA TURNER, IS PLAYING AT TIME OUT THIS WEEK (AFTER TIMEOUT IN THE PBC). GO CHECK HER OUT. SHE IS AN AMAAAAAZING MUSICIAN AND REALLY HOT TO WATCH!