There is nothing more refreshing to drink on a hot summer day than a cold glass of ice water, especially after you’ve just finished mowing the lawn or taken a long walk. But have you ever thought about the power of water? Combined with thousands of other drops, water can save a life or take one, it can rust metal, break rocks, smooth boulders, move tons of earth, put out a fire or turn huge turbines. It can quench our deepest thirst, or burn the skin right off our body. It comes in three forms: solid, liquid and gas, yet in each of those forms it has essentially the same molecular structure; two parts hydrogen one part oxygen. Those molecules taken separately are extremely dangerous and highly explosive. Yet take together they are one of the most useful substances on earth.
Water, it can only be found only our planet, but have you ever considered what you are drinking is the same water Alexander the Great, Pharaoh, Abraham, and Adam once drank?
There is nothing more beautiful than a single droplet of water hanging from a rose peddle as it catches a gleam of morning sunlight. Yet there is nothing more fearsome than a mighty tsunami as it races across the Pacific Ocean headed straight for Taiwan, the Philippians or one of the Hawaiian Islands.
Water, it can move across our continent in the form of immense thunder clouds without harming a blade of grass, or it can rip down the side of a mountain sheering off trees, top soil, rocks and skiers in the form of a snow-slide.
Down through the centuries, water, or access to it, has been the source for both great wars and great novels. Romances have begun as couples walked along its shores and epic battles have been fought on and under its surface. Water can be used for drinking, washing, cooking, mixing cleansing, heating, floating, freezing, steaming and a host of other ‘ings’ we have yet to mention for lack of time. But suffice it to say, we can’t live without it.
So the next time you grab a cup and turn the tap, or twist off the cap of bottled water, stop and thank God for making water . . . you can’t live without it.
Author Bryan Powell lives in Dallas, GA. You can find Bryan’s other literary works on Amazon and in his virtual bookstore at www.alibris.com/stores/thehirambookstore. Order your signed copy, today.