The recent drought has reminded us how completely essential water is to us. Too much is as dangerous as too little. Floods and drowning or drought and starvation. The Bible is full of stories of water. When God created the earth, He divided the dry land from the sea. We need the sea even today to travel from country to country, to give us our fish supplies and for leisure and enjoyment.

The story of Noah is a story of too much water. Death and disaster followed. Elijah’s story was the opposite problem. No rain for years! Psalm 23 reminds us of water for our benefit as we read ‘ He leads me beside the still waters.’ Lord, we pray that we might be thoughtful and thankful for our water, using it wisely and sharing it.