It's an old story - the one about the sailing ship, blown off its course, lost & in desperate need of fresh water.
One day, when it seemed that the crew could hold out no longer, they sighted another ship.
"Water! Water!" they signaled frantically. "We are dying of thirst!"
"Lower your bucket where you are!" came back the surprising reply.
The bucket they lowered over the side of the ship came up filled with fresh, sweet water.
They had been drifting in the current from the mouth of the mighty Amazon River, whose great flood of fresh water spreads far out of sight of land before it is conquered by the saltiness of the sea.
- Sunshine Magazine (moreillustrations.com)
Col 2:3 (NIV): “In Christ are hidden all the riches of wisdom and understanding.”
“The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.” - Philip Yancey.