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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Do You Ever Take Water For Granted?

Last evening, the water at the MTC ran out.  It had to be trucked in due to a water shortage in Tema.  Do we sometimes expect to come unto Christ with the same ease and convenience of turning a water faucet at home?

In Kenya, there was a woman who walked 9 miles a day to get water for her family.  When LDS Welfare Services put in a well in her community, that walk was cut to 1 mile.  At a celebration which followed, she was overjoyed with the opportunities that lay ahead to have time for other things.

John 4:14 says "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst."  What is the Living Water?  It is the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is a representation of the love of God. (1 Nephi 11:25)

The African missionaries were not overly concerned with the temporary loss of water and handled the inconvenience with dignity and a eager willingness to pitch in and carry buckets.

One of the teachers told me that all of the missionaries, although inconvenienced by not having water were on time to class and were attentive.  They said to me "we'll take our shower at noon to day."

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