Sometimes God calms the storm. At other times, he calms the sailor. And sometimes he makes us swim.
TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday/ Water and food
Water is essential for daily life. We drink it when we are thirsty and need refreshing and we wash ourselves with it when we are dirty. But it can also be dangerous. Water that is contaminated is not safe to drink and flood waters and tidal waves can damage and kill
Although water symbolizes truth, Negatively it pictures the opposite of truth - falsity. So we can see the story of Noah
as being about what happens spiritually when falsity gains such a hold that it acts like a flood destroying nearly all in its
With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark for him and his ... with every kind of foodto be stored for the animals and his family while on the ark. Yikes that is a lot of food!
Our food and the meals we prepare are important, but I also think we share more than food when we gather together. My mom and dad were great story tellers, especially over a cup of coffee after dinner. Talking about what happened in the
earlier days of their lives was an asset to me and my siblings. We would have not known first hand about the affects that the great depression or wars had on not only people but our country as a whole.
Sharing pieces and parts of Noah's story is like that for me. Stories say so much and keep us connected.
Remembering that the essential things in our life, such as water and food, are truly a blessing to us, should make us all very grateful for them. Sharing our stories is just as essential to our lives as eating and drinking.
That is my two for this TERRIFIC Tuesday: Essentials and sharing