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GOD’s Gift: Water

[17:66] Your Lord is the One who causes the ships to float on the ocean,* that you may seek His bounties. He is Most Merciful towards you.
*17:66 We now learn from physics and physical chemistry that water possesses unique qualities that render it perfectly suitable for serving our various needs.

Water is a tremendous gift from God. We can drink it, bathe in it, we can swim in it. A piece of metal will sink to the bottom, yet a metal ship weighing thousands of pounds can skim along the surface. You can soak a pan with greasy stuck-on food in water for a few hours which allows you to easily remove all the debris. But the pan itself doesn’t dissolve. Which is a good thing, since our bodies consist in large part of water, and it doesn’t dissolve our skin!

Suppose you found an alien—a true alien from a planet where water was unheard of. Maybe you took him to the Grand Canyon. As you stood on the rim and looked at the magnificent sight, you would tell him that the Colorado River, the tiny band of green way down at the bottom, had carved all this. “Water,” you tell him, “has created this deep and rugged landscape …. Here, would you like a glass?”!

It is a gift that only God could make possible. And we need to be appreciative.

 

Grand Canyon

VERSES ON GOD’S WONDROUS SIGNS

WATER

[56:68-70] Have you noted the water you drink? Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we? If we will, we can make it salty. You should be thankful.

[41:39] Among His proofs is that you see the land still, then, as soon as we shower it with water, it vibrates with life. Surely, the One who revived it can revive the dead. He is Omnipotent.

[11:7] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days―and His (earthly) domain was completely covered with water―in order to test you, to distinguish those among you who work righteousness. Yet, when you say, "You will be resurrected after death," those who disbelieve would say, "This is clearly witchcraft."

[13:4] On earth, there are adjacent lots that produce orchards of grapes, crops, palm trees―dioecious and non-dioecious. Although they are irrigated with the same water, we prefer some of them over others in eating. These are solid proofs for people who understand.

[16:10] He sends down from the sky water for your drink, and to grow trees for your benefit.

[18:45] Cite for them the example of this life as water that we send down from the sky to produce plants of the earth, then they turn into hay that is blown away by the wind. GOD is able to do all things.

[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

[23:18] We send down from the sky water, in exact measure, then we store it in the ground. Certainly, we can let it escape.

[24:45] And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.

[67:30] Say, "What if your water sinks away, who will provide you with pure water?"