John 7.37-38 “On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” [NLT]
In July 2009 the government of Sri Lanka issued a warning to its people saying anyone who failed to clean up puddles of standing water would face a $220 fine or six months in jail.
This may seem extreme to those of us with unlimited access to clean running water but their aim was to prevent the spread of dengue fever which had already claimed 160 lives that year, double the number from the previous year. Mosquito’s, the carriers of the disease, were able to breed in puddles as little as five millimetres deep.
Stagnant water is a killer. Not only does it provide the perfect breeding ground for parasites and diseased mosquito’s, but if drunk can... read more