750 Million People Still Don’t Have Access to Clean Drinking Water

Take a look at what we don’t have to do in order to have a drink of clean water.

In this April 4 photo, residents of Dala stand in line with containers to collect drinking water from a pond in suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar. Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled pond, their only source of clean drinking water during the dry season of April and May.

Full story, including bar chart and link to the full report from the World Health Organization at Mashable (a 1 min read; 147 words)

3 Replies to “750 Million People Still Don’t Have Access to Clean Drinking Water”

  1. Sad, so sad.

    Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that God is in perfect control of all things. But He is (I wonder if man knows?). For it is written,

    “Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things ;
    that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
    That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
    That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:
    That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
    That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.” (Isaiah 44:24-28 KJV)

  2. God, in His control of heaven and earth, has given earth to humanity (Psalm 115:16). Therefore, we can be sure that when are amiss on the earth, it is our fault and not His. As it says in Proverbs 13:23, our unjust ways sweep away the abundant food God desires to supply.

    In most of these countries, it is the political corruption of its leaders that deprives people of their necessary food and water. And though America is a land of abundance, the political corruption of our own leaders puts that abundance at risk.

    The only enduring salvation and refuge in this world is the Lord Himself.

    I’m sure you agree with all this Susanne. And I wrote at some length lest you think I was as parsimonious with my words as last time. Only they were His words! (Psalm 34:1-3).

  3. Indeed, I agree, Mike. You know my heart quite well.

    “And I wrote at some length lest you think I was as parsimonious with my words as last time.”

    Big grin! You’re a funny guy, Mister. Although you never post one of these beautiful smileys…



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