If I were to ask what the meaning of Hydrology is, most of us would be able to make a guess from the word ‘hydro’ meaning water. Hydrology is the study of water. More specifically, Hydrology is the science that encompasses the occurrence, distribution, movement and properties of the waters of the earth and their relationship with the environment within each phase of the hydrologic cycle.
You are probably wondering ‘what is he on about? No, you are not in a Science class. I want to briefly point out the relationship between water and the Word. Let’s see what Eph 5: 26 -27 (NIV) says,
‘…to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.’
Water has similar properties with the Word of God. Even though we are not hydrologists, and don’t know exactly how, we are all familiar with the huge benefits of water for the body both externally and internally. It is said that there would be no life on earth without water. Amazing. There is no life without the Word because the Word of God is life. The above scripture is saying that the way God washes us, purifies us, makes us healthy, spotless, blameless is by the Word. The Word is a cleansing agent. We enjoy all the benefits of water by using it. And by gaining more awareness about it, like drinking 2 litres of water a day, we benefit even more from it. The same is true with the Word of God. As we become more aware of its benefits and its importance in our lives, we consume and make use of it even more. The Word is the means by which God achieves all that He wants to do in us and through us. He cleans and purifies our bodies, our minds, our thoughts, our desires, and our vision so that they line up with what He has planned for us.
That’s why we give time for the Word. That’s why God has given us Pastors who will teach us the Word. Praise God. That’s why it is important to continue to tune in to our live broadcast on Friday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 11am, so that we are continuously cleansed and purified.
And thank you also for spreading the word by sharing with family and friends.