How blessed I am to be living near water! It cools us in the summer and moderates winter’s cold. Its breezes keep the air fresh, its waves comfort me in the dark, and its beauty delights my vision. I think of all the water symbolism in the Bible—forgiveness, refreshment, cleansing, and life itself. Christ walked on the water, fished in the water, changed water into wine, baptized with water, and ultimately claimed to be the Living Water. I thank you, Lord, not only for the water that surrounds me, but also for the life-giving water of your word. May I drink deeply and often from its cleansing, flowing stream. Amen.