Clean water is vitally important. In underdeveloped countries around the world, (usually) women have to walk for miles to get water for the day. Sometimes their journey takes them to a well and fresh water. Other times their source of water is above-ground (and may contains parasites).
Jeremiah reminds us that even scrubbing with clean water cannot wash away our sin. “Although you wash yourself with soda and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me,” declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Jeremiah 2:22). Jesus provides the water that refreshes our soul and also washes away our sin.
“On the last and greatest day of the Feast [of Tabernacles], Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.’ By this, He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.” (John 7:37–39)
Apple of His Eye Charity has provided wells, filtration systems, and large containers to catch and store large quantities of rainwater. In addition to the individual families that have enjoyed drinking this pure water, often the entire village has access to the well. Just think, women no longer have to trek miles to find clean water.
Because AHEC has provided clean water, doors have opened for our partners to share about the cleansing water that Jesus provides. Your generous donations will be rewarded. Jesus said, “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”” (Matthew 10:42)