Spreading Like Water

A devotion on John 7:38

“He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.”
–John 7:38

Water is one of the main components of wealth.

Clean water is the foundation for good health and good crops. Clean water grows communities. It’s life-giving.

The poorest countries of the world lack clean water. It is estimated that 844 million people don’t have access to it. Of those, 1000 are children who die every day because their water is dirty.

March 22 is World Water Day, which the United Nations has declared an international holiday to call attention to humanity’s need and right for clean water. The UN invites people around the world to promote water awareness.

World Vision, a Christian nonprofit organization, has stepped up to the task and is making tremendous stretches toward their personal goal of providing clean water to everyone, everywhere. Every 10 seconds they are reaching a new person with water and every day, three more schools. As clean water multiplies, health improves, crops grow, education rises, communities flourish and thanksgiving abounds.

Meeting people’s need for life-giving water opens the flood gates for people to see and feel God’s love for them. World Vision shares God’s grace alongside the water they give. Dry spirits all around the world are being quenched.

Thankful hearts are learning that God is the one to ultimately thank.


Dear God, Please show me how I can use my resources to share the living water of Your love with others. Thank You for all the abundance You’ve given me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


Who is in need in my life? What can I offer to them to help share the living water of God’s love?