Creation and Amazing Water…
It truly is amazing what we can see if we just open our eyes. The Bible tells us that “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1 ESV) That is a powerful verse written by King David of the Old Testament.
So, what is it about the sky above that talks to me about the glory or majesty of God? What can I see when I look to the sky and see the workings of God’s fingers in His creation?
Honestly, there are many things we can look at and be amazed. The size and power of the Sun, the number of stars in the sky, the vastness of the universe, to the exactness of the rotation and revolution of the earth around the sun. We could look at the perfect distance of the Earth and Sun to provide heat, cold, and seasons that are suitable for life of both mankind and plants.
Whenever I look to the sky I always take notice of the clouds. We can look at clouds and predict weather. If you remember back to your school science classes; Cirrus were the wispy faint clouds of a beautiful sunny day. Cumulonimbus are those heavy dense clouds which often produce thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes. Clouds are all made of moisture, water vapor from the Earth’s surface.
The water in the sky or the water flowing free down the babbling brook is absolutely amazing! It has no color, no taste, no smell. However, no living thing could possibly survive without water. We are made of water, at least they say 2/3 of our body is composed of it. Water helps our body to maintain a consistent temperature even though we live in areas of extreme heat or cold.
Water dissolves and transports the different chemicals, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients our body needs. Water can flow upward against gravity through capillary action to reach tree tops. Pooled water freezes from the top down, and also floats allowing fish to survive during the winter season.
The whole water cycle is an amazing phenomenon of recycling and purification.
How did this just happen? Only by the hand of an amazing God. It is a statistical impossibility for hydrogen and oxygen to just randomly form into this amazing fluid we call water. God created it with perfection.
3 States of Water and God…
Many times I have a difficulty trying to comprehend the idea of what we call the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, three distinct persons but yet one GOD. The next time your brain hurts as you ponder that subject think about water!
Water is H2O, two elements of Hydrogen connected to one element of Oxygen. We call the liquid form of H2O, water, the solid form of H2O, ice, and the gas form of H2O, steam. Three very distinct forms…yet they are exactly the same thing – H2O.
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are three very distinct forms…yet they are exactly the same thing…GOD.
Water and Salvation…
In Genesis chapter 6 we find that in the days of Noah the world was full of sin and wickedness. God was sorry that he created mankind and decided to destroy all of mankind with a global flood. You know this story well I am sure. Noah was a good man God entrusted to build a ship so that mankind could survive the flood. Noah built the ship and his family was saved.
I would conclude that it was the ship that saved them from the flood. Yet, Peter says that they were saved by water (cf. 1 Peter 3:20) The water killed everything on the earth, how could water save Noah and his family? You see, water saved them from the destruction of sin. Peter also says that we have something similar today that saves us like Noah was saved – baptism. We, just like Noah, are saved from our sins through water baptism because of what Jesus Christ has done for us – his death on the cross. (cf. 1 Peter 3:21 & Rom 6:1-4).
I Found God in Water…
God is truly found in water – I found that God exists because of how unique and perfect water is – a marvelous creation. I found that I can better understand the Godhead through the three states of water. I found that God offers salvation in baptism through Jesus Christ by the washing away of my sin.
I thank God that I found Him in water!
~David S. Deagel