Water: A Modern Legend

There was a girl who would steal away to meet God under star-cloud skies, passing hours on the frozen ground with nothing but a sparkling veil between them. And when the stars were not out, the girl would find that her Friend walked with her anyway, as constant as her breath, even when her running took her far from home, even when she ran faster than she should. God chased along with her and constantly caught her when she fell. Then one day, God asked His girl, “Why are you running so?” “I don’t know,” she answered with weary tears. “I just want to bring Your goodness to all this broken world around me. I want to heal and comfort and give life. I just don’t know where to go or what to do.” The Good God smiled, and it lit up the girl’s heart like the first time she met Him. “Aye, my girl, this is the work for which I have made you. But don’t you know that doing work like this apart from Me is in vain? It will only deplete you of strength and achieve nothing that lasts.” It took time to convince the girl to trust Him. She saw the truth in His words every time her striving yielded emptiness. Her God patiently waited until she ran out of breath and stopped. She didn’t know what to do with her feet or legs or hands, or self. So she lifted her face to the sky. The stars crackled dazzling in clusters right above her head, stretching out to the fringes of the horizon — she had...