Last night I woke up really thirsty at 3AM, and as I proceeded to get myself some water, I was met with three different scenarios played out for me by the Lord relating water that is easily accessible to me here in the United States, and how it's not that way for those in Asia.
Here are the three scenarios that really made it hit home for me, making me want to do something instead of watch others do something about the issue of clean water.
I'm sitting in a restaurant, and the waitress asks a common question that often times I think nothing of. "what would you like to drink?" I respond just as casually as she asked "Water please, no ice, and no lemon". A few minutes later, out comes a nice refreshing glass of pure water. A free glass of water, provided in every corner of America. This time however, I looked at that glass of water and remembered...there are millions in Asia who don't have this luxury. If they want water, they often have to walk miles to find a contaminated pond full of murky water that many times is crawling with water-borne illnesses.
I sit up in bed, awoken by the familiar feeling in my throat. It felt like sand paper, and was screaming for water. Reaching over to my nightstand I grabbed my water bottle, something that was always around for just an occasion as this. As I unscrewed the cap and took a sip, quenching that thirst, I couldn't help but think of the millions in Asia who are enduring the heat of the summer season, with no air conditioning, and possibly waking up with the same desire for water... but there is none to be found in this dark, grimy hut filled to the brim with their sleeping families...
I am picky about my water. Having grown up in Pennsylvania wonderful tasting water, from our own well, was at my disposal. Arriving in Texas three years ago I was disgusted by the flavor of the water, it tasted like dirt! This being said, we usually use a water filter to clean the water a bit so it's bearable to drink. I can take a glass and pour a cup of pure water from our filtered pitcher, and I thought of those in Asia who are confined to the use of unclean water. Water reaking of sewage and water-borne illnesses. They cannot afford to be picky...but it is pretty much death for them either way.
It doesn't have to be this way! Together, we can provide three villages with a Jesus well.
Please join me in raising the funds to not only give three Jesus wells to the people of Asia, but share with them the free life-giving gift of Living Water only found in Jesus Christ.