Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."
It is an absolute essential for life on earth, and something that too many of us, who enjoy its clean refreshment at the touch of a tap, take for granted.
I am in the habit of consuming a generous amount of water daily, but never question the quality of its contents until my chiropractor brings it to my attention. I will benefit, he assures me, if the water I'm drinking is alkaline, not acidic, and he highly doubts my tap water fits the bill.
When I relate the price of acquiring a system to turn water alkaline, my husband, Danny, decides to take matters into his own hands. He orders a PH kit so we can test the water for ourselves. And miracle of miracles, when we do, we discover our water is perfectly alkaline! No need for expensive equipment at the Orlando Compound!
But our water testing doesn't end here. A survey we take recently at our local big box store leads to a call from a water quality professional, who offers to meet with us and assess our water for free. (Of course, they are hoping we'll buy what they're selling. They haven't met Danny.)
While the expert corroborates that our tap water is indeed alkaline, her test reveals something that Danny and I find most disturbing. Although, she assures us, the level is still withing EPA guidelines, our water contains an over-abundance of chlorine. Not good!!! Hey, if I want to drink chlorinated water, I'll sign up for the pool at the Y.
But a bit of internet research reveals a quick and easy way to remove chlorine from tap water. You fill as many containers as possible with water, and allow them to "rest" for twenty-four hours. The chlorine naturally evaporates. And lo and behold, when we test the water after the recommended time period, it is as clean and fresh as promised.
Still, ridding ourselves of this impurity leaves us wondering what other nefarious substances might be lurking in our otherwise seemingly harmless tap water. After careful research, Danny purchases the GoProPur, a gravity-powered water filtration system. Compared to other devices, this one is reasonably affordable, doesn't require frequent filter changes, and rates an "Excellent" from an independent reviewer. If you would like to see all the nasty elements this system eliminates from drinking water, check it out here.
Now we can rest assured that the water we drink and cook with is the purest, most pristine we could ever hope for. And although it truly enhances the taste of our morning coffee, it's amazing how crisp and refreshing it is all on its own.
Sometimes, until you taste the best, you don't know what you've been missing.
While we had to jump through many hoops to cleanse our water supply, I am so grateful for the Living Water Jesus freely offers us each and every day. It needs no fancy filters, no PH or chlorine tests. This water is the purest of the pure, poured out in endless supply, guaranteed to quench every soul who thirsts after righteousness.
Have you partaken of the Living Water Jesus is offering today?
Come! Taste the best!
And know that the Lord is good!