It was March 22nd. We were on day three of no water in our flat and I checked the news that morning to see what was going on in the world.
World Water Day.
The view outside our flat provided us an up close (and personal) account of why this day has gained notoriety.
Water is an issue in Nepal—clean and accessible water is even more of an issue. Driving or walking beside a bridge in Nepal can take your breath away from the smell of it. Pollution is rampant.
Water can cause illnesses leading to gastrointestinal issues (such as a bacterial infection or typhoid) and other health issues.
We are still having water problems at our flat even today. And each day, I am reminded of my need for Living Water that will not run dry.
I get frustrated, annoyed, and inconvenienced by water not being provided to us in a clean and consistent manner. But, even this experience is a refining process. It opens my eyes to those around me who live with this situation each day of their life.
Even on the worst water days here, my husband and I still have clean water to drink due to filters that have been provided to us through Pure Water, Pure Love and through a reverse osmosis, UV light filtration system we purchased on our own.
However, many surrounding us do not have this same option. They simply live (or survive) with the water from the pipes or wells they can access without any filtration. It's a reality for many people in the world.
“Where do you get that Living Water?”
As we are in the midst of language learning, relationship building, and culture adapting, we are reminded of the One Who sustains us. We cannot do any of this aside from our Living Water—the One Who provides the fountain of water that never runs dry—the One Who provides a stream for this thirsty soul in a dry and weary land.