The Bible Water Cycle

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In the very first chapter of the Bible water is mentioned. Genesis 1:2 describes “the earth… formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Before anything else, water was the only thing existing on earth, validating its importance to the earth and mankind. Water is so important that it is referenced over 722 times in the Bible. All living creature’s depend on water to survive, since their mass is made up of 70-90% water. The continuous movement of water above and below the surface is the water cycle and is described in Job 36:27-28, when God “draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams, the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall …show more content…
The first phase of the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is the process by which particles escape from the surface of a non-boiling liquid and enter the gas state. The source of evaporation is rivers, lakes, and oceans, which cover about 75% of the earth’s surface. God’s word describes this in Jeremiah 51:16 “When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar; he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.” Since the beginning, this phenomenon had been part of God’s greater plan. This verse is a representation of how God created this movement of water to ensure his people were provided for. Water molecules in oceans, rivers and lakes have surface tension, this occurs when the molecules at the surface of the water are attracted to each other sideways and downwards causing them to stick together. When the sun begins to heat the water molecules, they begin to move faster and create a kinetic energy. This kinetic energy causes the molecules to separate and move away from each other, allowing them to break through the surface tension. As this happens evaporation occurs and the water molecules move away from the earth’s surface. After they rise into the atmosphere, the molecules lose their kinetic energy and are stored in the clouds until they return back to the earth as …show more content…
As this occurs, excess water condenses and forms cloud droplets or rain. Psalm 65:9 explains how God "care (s) for the land and water (s) it; you (God) enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.” God has blessed the earth with water, which is needed to grow grain, which in turn feeds his people. Water molecules roll over one another keeping an attraction between them. Once the water molecules evaporate into the cooler atmosphere they start to move closer together. This process allows new hydrogen bonds to form and vapor molecule to condense and form liquid droplets. If the temperature is above 0 degrees Celsius, the liquid droplets will fall to the earth as rain and seep into the ground, watering the plant’s roots. Consequently, watering the roots is not enough for plants to grow and produce grain. The water must move from the soil to the rest of the plant, this process is called capillarity. Capillarity occurs when the water adheres to the plant stem, and the water molecules stick together by cohesive force, allowing the water to move up the center of the stem carrying nutrients through the plant. Since God has provided the water in the lakes, rivers and oceans, plants grow, and the human race is able to strive. But what happens when the temperature is below 0 degrees

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