Psalm 104:10-15

He makes springs pour water into the ravines;
    it flows between the mountains.
 They give water to all the beasts of the field;                                                                                           the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
The birds of the sky nest by the waters;                                                                                                   they sing among the branches.                                                                                                    He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;                                                                               the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
He makes grass grow for the cattle,                                                                                                         and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth:
wine that gladdens human hearts,                                                                                                           oil to make their faces shine,
and bread that sustains their hearts. - Psalm 104:10-15

Dear heavenly Father, 

Your blessing in our world is multiplied for all living creatures when you do something so simple as send rain. As a city dweller I take water for granted way too much. You send others into my world to make sure I have a continuous flow of water even in a drought.  I benefit from your rain and their water management without giving thanks for either most of the time.  Today, I thank you for life giving water for plants, animals and people like me.  Thank you for creating water and sustaining me with the constant return of clouds and rain.  Also, sustain my soul with your Holy Spirit like you do my body with water.  


Pastor Don Patterson

God's water and God's Spirit are alike in this: they both create and sustain life, only one is of the body and the other is of the soul.