If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded. Mark 9:41Imagine for a moment being in a desert and being thirsty for water. You are parched. No canteen or no water bottles with you. There is no question about it, you need water. Water is such a simple need and we here in America are blessed with clean water coming out of our sinks and tubs plumbing. Some complain about fluoride additions or chemicals in the water but would they rather live in a Third World nation where at times there is not even a water well to pump from?
Water seems so easy to give. Think about people right in our own country who are homeless or just have no money. We get water at a restaurant and throw it away. We waste water in our homes. We have the luxury of fountains for decoration, swimming pools, spas, or automatic lawn sprinklers. Think though of those who you may pass on the street who look worn out and thirsty. Our minds are geared up for being kind because of the Christmas season but why not let Christmas carry on to through out the entire year.A cup of water or a bottle of water in our modern days is a nice gesture say for a worker outside lugging things. Perhaps a neighbor doing lawn work. Maybe a policeman. Be creative and think of ways you can share a cup of water in Jesus' name.PRAYER: Help me to be Christmas minded the other 11 months of the year. Help me Lord to not just think of food, decorations, gifts but to truly think of ways to help those who are hurting or needy and do it all the time. In Jesus' name. Amen.