desperate for water

Isaiah 41:17-20 The Message

The poor and homeless are desperate for water,
their tongues parched and no water to be found.
But I’m there to be found, I’m there for them,
and I, God of Israel, will not leave them thirsty.
I’ll open up rivers for them on the barren hills,
spout fountains in the valleys.
I’ll turn the baked-clay badlands into a cool pond,
the waterless waste into splashing creeks.
I’ll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland,
also acacia, myrtle, and olive.
I’ll place the cypress in the desert,
with plenty of oaks and pines.
Everyone will see this. No one can miss it—
unavoidable, indisputable evidence
That I, God, personally did this.

Why is clean water important?

  • The human body is 50 -70% water. It needs a regular supply for good health. Most people could only go a few days without dehydration.
  • Cooking requires water: clean water = non-contaminated food
  • The container must be clean for water to stay pure.

Who is doing something to provide clean water to those in need?

  • Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
  • Water Missions International‘s vision is that no person should perish for want of safe drinking water or an opportunity to hear the “Living Water” message.
  • charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
  • Operation Blessing is supplying clean drinking water to thousands through the construction of more than 2,000 wells and cisterns each year.
  • World Water Day – The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).