The Water Cycle

Most of us learned about the water cycle in elementary school.  Water evaporates due to the sun’s rays, forms clouds and it comes back down as precipitation, or something like that.  On and on it goes and has been going for thousands of years (or millions depending on what you put your faith on.)

I looked to see when humans first became aware of it.  I couldn’t find a date so I’m assuming that it has been known to humans since antiquity.  While reading Isaiah 55 (for some reason this chapter has been in my mind) I came across a reference to the water cycle, it was pretty cool:

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth

And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (vv.10-11)


Could this be a reference to the water cycle?  God uses the water cycle as an illustration to what His Word does when it goes forth from His mouth.  Jesus is the Word and He talks about living water in John 4 in the encounter with the Samaritan woman, coincidence?  Don’t think so…


One Response to The Water Cycle

  1. kimita says:

    interesting…through this verse i believe God is reminding us in His ever-so-clever way that He is in control of everything, even the water cycle. speaking of water…it’s a very interesting substance…water cleanses us and hydrates us at the same time. we need it to live. sounds a lot like Someone else i know. i think a word study on water would be good…

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