We Begin With Water

Sorry it’s been two weeks rather than one, a lot of final deadlines for university!

Last week was Christian Aid Week, and Christians have been widely donating and campaigning to bite back at hunger. I, along with many others, have been praying for rain for Notani Munkuli in Zimbabwe. Dabane Trust, a partner of Christian Aid, uses the motto, ‘We begin with water’. We need water for sanitation, for drinking, for growing crops.

We are baptised in water. Those of who baptised old enough to remember it, or confirmed and had a remembrance of their baptism in the service, can remember what the water felt like in that special moment. In Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Pi describes the effect of his baptism:

The water trickled down my face and down my neck; though just a beaker’s worth, it had the refreshing effect of a monsoon rain.

V for Vendetta is a powerful film for me, which remembers that God is in the rain. When it rains we can remember our baptisms, our re-births. Water can be refreshing and life-sustaining. Please, though Christian Aid has now passed, continue to pray for rain to come to those in need of it.

If you’d like to donate broadly to Christian Aid you can click here, though if you’d like to donate to them through my Living Below the Line fundraiser then you can click here. I’ve raised £430! Thankyou to everyone who has donated, including bloggers Jemma and Simon.

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2 Responses to We Begin With Water

  1. Thanks for reminding me of the quote from the Life of Pi.
    I love Ladysmith Black Mambazo singing Rain, rain, rain, beautiful rain. http://youtu.be/PisBYGGtmgI

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