EVERY MORNING when we wake up, we daughters of God should make two resolutions: to have habits that promote our physical health and to dedicate time to those things on which our spiritual health is based. Today we are going to speak about something that has to do with both areas of our lives: water.
According to recent studies carried out in England, drinking the right amount of water every day reduces our probability of suffering from breast cancer by 79 percent. One study from Loma Linda University indicates that people who drink five glasses of water a day have a lower rate of cardiovascular problems. For their part, researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York confirmed that drinking eight glasses of water a day reduces viral infections such as the flu, which are contracted through the nasal mucous membranes, the throat, the bronchi, or the lungs. Harvard University has also published a study that says that drinking enough water every day reduces the risk of bladder cancer by 45 percent because deficient hydration of this organ makes carcinogenic substances be concentrated within it in large amounts.
As you can see, developing the habit of drinking water every day is vital for our physical health. With respect to our spiritual health, Jesus also said that it was vital to ‘drink water.» It happened during a special situation. Tie Master was going through Samaria when, tired from the journey, He decided to sit down beside a well. Not paying attention to prejudices, He went in search of a thirsting soul in a place where no Jew would have gone, because He goes in search of the outcasts to free them from their emotional bonds. She was concerned about physical water, but He explained to her that there is water that no well could give, that only He could. That is the water that satisfies our deepest spiritual longings. water is Jesus.
Jesus says to you, «If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink» (John 7:37). Drink what? Every word of the gospel, every message from Jesus that has been gathered for us, every promise of eternal life made by our God, every commandment. In these times of great spiritual thirst, there is only one source for the thirsty soul: Christ. Invest in your eternal health by following His steps every day.
«Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life» (John 4:14).