We can’t live without water. An incredible 97% of it is in the form of salt water oceans and yet we can’t drink it or even use it for crops. Drinkable water for the billions on the earth only amounts to 3% of the total amount. But 2% of that is shut up in the form of ice on the polar caps, and so that leaves just 1% of the earth’s water available to sustain life on earth. This fresh water sits in lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and in deposits beneath the soil.
However, because of in an incredible process called “the water cycle, trillions upon trillions of tons of fresh drinkable water forms in clouds 10-20,000 feet above us. The sun heats the water, it rises and forms itself into lighter than air water deposits we call clouds.
As this happens, salt and impurities are left behind on the earth so that we can have a supply of salt to give taste to our food, and drinkable water, which, before the evaporation process, was at best troublesome and at worst dangerous.
It wasn’t for the next process called “condensation,” we would all eventually die of thirst. Cooler temperatures at high altitudes causes the evaporated water vapour to form into drops that fall to the earth, which we call “precipitation” or “rain”.
The rain that falls to the earth is collected in lakes, rivers and streams, and because of gravity, eventually finds itself transported into the vast oceans where it evaporates, is cleansed, and falls again so we can continue to grow crops and have drinking water. This means that water never really disappears down the drain. Thank God, it comes back to us so that we can live.
So it seems that the water cycle is simple. Heat and drink. In other words, we could easily copy God’s water cycle and create fresh water from salt water, by heating salt water and catching it:
“In April 2000 the Texas Water Development Board approved a $59,000 grant to the Lavaca-Navadid River Authority to determine if building a $400 million plant on Matagorda Bay at Point Comfort would be economically and environmentally feasible. There is a power plant at this location that could supply the heated sea water for the membrane process. The study was released two months later and the cost rose to $755 million, but this included the cost of transmission facilities to San Antonio.”1
“CEO Robert Puente said ‘That’s finance science fiction today.’ Ocean water desalination is extraordinarily expensive — more than 10 times the cost of aquifer water, and a plant and pipeline would cost well over $1 billion in today’s dollars.2
Look at the incredible cost — simply to imitate what God makes available to us at no charge. Of course for the many that chose to believe that God does not exist, cannot thank God for all this, because he or she believes that nothing created everything, including the water cycle.