Camping 101, IV: Water

Twin Lakes, ColoradoWATER…The need for water is not to be underestimated for the modern camper.  It’s important, then, to either pack enough water for the entire trip, or set up camp next to an ample supply…

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord…He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8

“…Jesus… sat down by the well.  When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’  The Samaritan woman said to Him, “You are a jew and I am a Samaritan woman.  How can you ask me to give you a drink?’ (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans)  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…whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up into eternal life.’  The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, give me this water…’  John 4:6-15

John (the baptizer) answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Luke 3:16

“Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:25

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.  He came to Jesus at night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.’ 

In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’ 

‘How can a man be born when he is old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!’  Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.’ ”  John 3:1-6

Are you thirsty?  “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.  Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.” Isaiah 55:1-3

Whoever believes in me (Jesus), as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38

Drink this:  canteen

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