What’s So Miraculous About Water?

by Avery Schu on August 3, 2022

Hey there, Creation Explorer!

Water. We all know we need to drink it (eight glasses a day!) and we know it’s essential for all of life. Our planet is 70% covered with it, and—for most of us in North America—getting it is as easy as turning on a tap. It seems very commonplace. But water is actually pretty miraculous.

Why so miraculous? Well, water is a multi-purpose molecule.

Think of all the things we do with water: drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, clean with it, play in (or on) it, revel in its beauty, travel on it, harness energy from its movement, and more.

God has designed water to regulate earth’s temperature, provide a habitat for marine creatures, and be recycled to provide the necessary moisture for plants to thrive. And those are only a few of water’s uses!

Waterfall

But let’s go even deeper and consider how perfectly designed water is for all these functions.1

  1. Water is colorless and tasteless. Why is that important? It makes it perfect for cooking. If water had a flavor, or even a color, certain foods would be made much less appetizing by cooking them.
  2. Water in its pure state has a neutral pH (it is not an acid or a base), again making it perfect for cooking and drinking.
  3. Water is ideal for transporting dissolved substances such as minerals, nutrients, and waste, throughout (or out of) our bodies.
  4. Water is one of few liquids that expand when frozen, allowing ice to float on liquid water. If water sank when it froze, aquatic life in colder climates would be impossible.
  5. Water molecules stick to each other, creating surface tension. Surface tension allows insects to “walk on water,”2 makes rain fall in droplets, allows particles to float in water, and keeps water from immediately evaporating.
  6. Water absorbs colors in the red part of the spectrum (red, yellow, and orange), while the blue parts of the spectrum are scattered, giving the ocean and other bodies of water a blue color. As the light direction changes, translucence and reflection from the surface give a pleasing effect.

And those are just some of water’s amazing properties. It’s truly been incredibly designed by our Creator God. It’s not the result of stars exploding into space where hydrogen and oxygen formed H2O, as evolutionists believe. God created water on day one of creation week (Genesis 1:2) and it loudly declares his goodness to his creation and his glory.

Well, we’re off on another adventure. Until next time, remember the Living Water, the Lord Jesus Christ. When we drink water, we’re quickly thirsty again. But Jesus is the Water that quenches our spiritual thirst now and forever. “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37–38). “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13–14).

P.S. Explore water with us and the incredible creatures that live there, in Schus Off! Season 1 Habitats. You’ll love meeting a hermit crab, ghost crabs, a variety of fish, and more! Ask your parents to help you try Answers TV for free for seven days to enjoy this and more episodes.

Footnotes

  1. Avery Foley, “Water: An Underappreciated Gift of the Creator,” Answers in Genesis, June 23, 2018, https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/earth/water-underappreciated-gift-creator/.
  2. Dr. Don DeYoung, “Water Striders—Walking on Water,” Answers Magazine, v5, n3 (2010): 36–37, https://answersingenesis.org/creepy-crawlies/insects/water-striders-walking-on-water/.