Have you ever sat and pondered the fact that you are made mostly of water? How can that be? Water may be a physical element that flows but, just like the universe, there is something that keeps it together in us. Something also keeps the seas from going no further; a boundary. We have skin to keep all our ‘stuff’ inside, tissues that hold us together, and a newly discovered organ called mesentery that surrounds our gut area. But when you get down to it, most of our ‘stuff’ is made from liquid!
Up to 60% of an adult human body is made of water. Our lungs, which breathe air, are about 83% water. Our hearts, which pump blood, are about 73% water. You have air, blood, and water. Three things that must be in total agreement with each other to keep a human alive!
There is another essential component, the brain. It, like the heart, is around 73% water. It is the principal organ of the human nervous system, and it is where the body processes information and coordinates what actions should happen. So, we cannot exist without water!
Water is vital to every cell of the human body, and it is easy for anyone to recognize that fact and believe it. However, we not only need natural water to live, but we also need spiritual refreshing as well. That is where the world parts way with reliance only on their scientific evidence.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
The word drinketh in the above scripture can mean to literally drink water or figuratively to receive power and refreshing for one’s soul for eternal life. God asks us to believe by faith that Christ died on the cross for our sins–our salvation. Faith is authentic, very personal, but very invisible. No one can prove they love someone. Sure, science can tell you all the physical attributes that occur in the body and how the brain responds, but it can’t tell you why you know you love them. You can’t prove it in any other way than it is your reality and your experience. You also can’t really show you’ve heard from God scientifically, but the reaction and way a person changes their life are supposed to be the testimony by which the natural man can see empirical evidence.
One of my favorite movies is “Contact” starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey that was released in July of 1997. The movie is based on the science fiction novel by astronomer and scientist Carl Sagan. The movie has points within it that resonate with believers although not a Biblically correct representation of how it all works by any stretch of the imagination.
I was living just outside of Washington, DC, at the time and the whole area from inside the Beltway to Fredrick, Maryland were all abuzz while they were filming. Friends knew friends that were extras, and it was a big deal that the sitting president, Bill Clinton, would be making a cameo of sorts.
I have always been intrigued by outer space. My first science project in grade school was a cardboard and Styrofoam mock-up of the solar system–and yes, it included Pluto. I remember sitting in my backyard. I would just sit outside and stare at the sky and marvel at the number of stars I could see. My backyard was almost entirely dark at night. So dark in fact, that one of my cousins came to visit from Charleston, and woke up in the middle of the night to utter horror! He was yelling, “Mom, I’m blind!” or something to that effect because he couldn’t see.
Now, back to my point…at the end of the movie, Jodie Foster’s character, Dr. Ellie Arroway has an experience that her scientific mind doesn’t understand, but knows was real. It is a modern example of how what we really know is so minute compared to how vast a creation God has made. And in the dimension of time, He wants us to have a relationship with Him on an individual level.
Is that hard to believe…sure it is, however, when we start to live our lives by relying on what we know to be true versus what we feel like, what the world says, or out of tradition, our lives become the testimony of His love and existence.
There are other examples of a believer’s life in this movie, but I also found it fascinating that the “spaceship” kind of looked like a seed. The Kingdom is as a seed.
As the machine is getting to full capacity, the atmosphere around it became treacherous with high-speed winds, clouds, and rain. The device was also suspended above water. Now, as all of this is happening, in the core where the ship is, it was calm and as they put it, “the weather is fine.”
With any believer, there are storms, trials, and tribulations. God told us the world would be against us, but God! During those times, if we can just envision Dr. Arroway, safe inside the protection of her ship (Jesus Christ); if we can find the peace that passes all understanding in any situation, allow Him to fight our battles while we work unto the Lord, and seek out the river within ourselves by pursuing the purpose God chose us for, we can become fountains of Heaven here on Earth.
**U.S. Geological Survey. “The Water in You.” Water Science School World Wide Web site. (December 2, 2016). [Online] Available at https://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html [Accessed on May 18, 2018].