Friday, January 16, 2009

Dirty Water

I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll just start writing...

  One of the surprises of doing all this building was that we had to give up our well and switch to city water.  This country girl has been none to happy about that.  I really don't care for city water, I was raised on a well.  It's so much better for you, they can't add all those chemicals to my water! (Another soap box for another day).  So I have been complaining in my heart about this one.
  Plus, our yard is a mud pit from the lines that had to be put in for the new water lines.  More money, more mud, more... you get the point.  And when you put in new lines, it's common to get muddy water in your lines.  So when you turn on the faucet, you get muddy water.  We have had the new lines in for about three weeks now and hadn't seen any muddy water since the beginning.  But the other night when I put Piper in the bath, it was muddy.  I kept running it trying to get the water to turn clear, but it was taking a long time and it was getting cold.  So I was sitting there, thinking about this video...













And so, I bathed Piper in that slightly muddy, barely warm water.  And we had a long talk about how so many people around the world don't have clean water.  And that they have to walk a long way just to get "dirty" water. I couldn't get the picture of that little girl and her siblings out of my head.  And every time I am tempted to complain about my city water, God quickly pricks my heart with this story.  I am so spoiled.

 This lesson was good for my soul.

4 comments:

JJandFive said...

That is so pitiful and sad. Lindsay!!! You can't post this stuff! You're gonna make me cry!!!!! ; )

Michelle said...

Oh dear me, that was powerful and difficult to watch. Doesn't it jsut make you want to go adn adopt the entire continent of Africa or something?! Praise the Lord they were able to help those 3 kids... I can't wait for heaven!!!

Lindsay said...

I know girls. I just cried and cried when I watched it. And yes, I want to adopt the whole continent!

Wow I am SO grateful for ministries like this. They do amazing work. A pack of crackers saved that little boys life that day.

3orange1blonde said...

I hate earth sometimes. Why? Why is this happening? You are so good at bringing the focus back to the need for prayer, gospel and sacrifice. Thank you.