Water is the elixir of life. In it is the power to both give life and to change the world. Great civilizations have risen from barren deserts only where man has discovered the ability to move it from where it was to where it was needed. Without the construction of aqueducts across the centuries, cities, as varied as acient Rome to modern day Los Angeles, would have remained little more than small settlements surrounded by parched desert lands capable of supporting little to no life. In our day to day lives, we often give it little thought as water is so plentiful here. It is as simple as turning on a faucet and out it flows. But when you travel to where there is no running water, be it another country or out in the desert, you quickly remember how essential it is for survival.
Through Jesus, we receive living water; water that has the power to both give eternal life and to change the world. Yet just as an oasis in the desert needs an aqueduct to carry water to those in need, we must become spiritual aqueducts bringing the love and blessings of living water to parched souls everywhere. We are created to be rivers not reservoirs.