Guest Author - Linda Heywood
Water is the most abundant liquid compound on the planet and it covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface. It can be found in liquid, solid or gaseous forms around the world. In its pure form it is tasteless and odourless and colourless. Water is responsible for about 70% of our body formation. Two hydrogen atoms bonded with an oxygen atom make one molecule of water, H2O and without it nothing on the planet would survive.
When the Earth was first created it was completely covered in water (11:7) and all the living things on the planet are made from water (21:30, 24:45). Water is sent down from the sky to produce all manner of plants and green materials, complex grains, fruits and vegetables (6:99). It is also sent down to earth for us to drink so that our bodies can function. Do you consider water and appreciate it?
Chapter 56, verses 68 – 70
Have you noted the water you drink? Did you send it down from the clouds or did we? If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.
There are two types of water on the planet, the salty sea water and the fresh river water. God keeps the two waters separate by means of evaporation as a barrier. The water is taken up into the clouds and made palatable and then sent back down to earth where it either falls into the sea or onto land. Foam is also used as a means of cleansing water by taking away the impurities (13:17).
Chapter 25, verse 53
He is the One who merges the two seas; one is fresh and palatable while the other is salty and undrinkable. And He separated them with a formidable, inviolable barrier.
It does not matter how hard mankind tries to keep the water clean by adding chemicals to the water purification process, the fact is, water must go back up into the sky for it to become clean enough for us to drink it again. The water is purified by evaporation and by passing through rocks where it picks up minerals and is cleaned naturally.
Chapter 15, verse 22
And we send the winds as pollinators, and cause water to come down from the sky for you to drink. Otherwise, you could not keep it palatable.
Water is sent back down to earth in its pure form and is stored within the planet in underground caves or wells or rivers. It is stored in the ground and released through rocks. God knows exactly how much water is on the Earth. There has been the same amount of water around since the beginning of time. These days it is also stored in the billions of people and animals that live on the planet. It sits in bottles and tins and cans in stores around the world. It is sucked up by the plants that need it to produce their crops and it is transpired by the plants in the daily cycle of water. If it was not for God we would not have a drop of water to drink.
Some people on the planet are lucky enough to have a constant supply of clean fresh water, while others have to depend on water that is keeping them alive, while also killing them. Polluted water is one of the hazards of the twenty first century.
Chapter 23, verse 18
We send down from the sky water in exact measure and then we store it in the ground. Certainly, we can let it escape.