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Stay Hydrated

The weather outside is very, very hot and we need to drink more to make sure that we stay
hydrated.

They Drank Water?

Have you ever given any thought to what colonists drank. Well, the water in the cities was not safe to drink because people poured their sewer
into the river and the lakes.

If you were in the countryside, it was a little better as long as you put your outhouse in the right
place. And as long as your neighbor put their outhouse in the right place.

They Drank Milk?

Milk was not safe to drink either. They had no refrigeration. And if you drank it, you could very well get a disease.
Abraham Lincoln’s mother died of a disease that she got from drinking milk.

Colonists drank alcohol, rum, whiskey, beer, and particularly hard cider. They gave it to
their children because they had nothing else that was really safe.

What about Tea?

Late in the colonial period, they began to drink coffee and tea. They didn’t know why it was safe. They didn’t know why it
was healthy because they had no idea what germs were and that boiling killed the germs.

But they were thrilled to have something different to drink that wasn’t alcohol. Now, imagine their
frustration when they started getting taxes on tea. When you put it in that context, I can
understand.

Living in Difficult Times

They lived in very difficult times. You know, we also live in very difficult times.
Have you ever noticed that you feel like you’re eating or drinking something that’s very safe,
only to discover an article somewhere or something on the internet that says, that’s going to kill
you?

Ancient Wisdom

How can we live in a crazy upside down world? Everything is skewed. Everything is messed up.
I have some ancient wisdom for you. This is from the book of John.

“Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall become in
him a well of water springing up to each one of life.”

“And again, Jesus said, if any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in
me, as the scripture said, from his inmost being shall flow rivers of living water.”

Living Water

Wow, living water. That means wisdom for today, grace for today, and for tomorrow, eternity. Eternal life.
Yeah, I prefer living water while living in a crazy upside down world.

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