Water is such a powerful symbol in our Christian faith! We are baptized by water and it is through water and the word that we are made children of God. Water stories run through our holy texts like a silver thread.
Today the world faces water scarcity. God gave us the gift of an earth filled with all that we need and then some. God has also given us good sense that can provide a future for our children’s children and their children, too, if we take good care of all that we have been given.
Being good stewards of creation and of our communities includes understanding how to manage our resources, and this certainly includes water.
Using water more efficiently decreases water pollution and increases energy savings. So how can we conserve water? How can our community conserve water? How can we require less water for our daily lives?
This message was adapted from the Women of the ELCA resource “Being good stewards of water,” which can be downloaded for free a welca.org.