Symbolism Of Water

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Water manifests itself in three separate states: solid, liquid, and gas. The first, solid, is unmoving and firm with a certain property of inseparability. The second, liquid, flows with uncertainty and divisiveness. Its form is relentlessly manipulated by the influence of the external environment. The third, gas, exists unrecognizable to the tangible sensory capabilities of man, nearly invisible and weightless. Water continually cycles between these phases as it responds to changes in its domain. Similarly, man’s relationship with God recognizes this same cyclical disposition. Man fluctuates between intimate companionship, general acquaintance , and distant relationships with God. In the Hebraic tradition, God is eternal, unchanging, and wholly …show more content…
God, an ever forgiving deity, is merciful and presents yet another means of salvation. God appears to a fearful Moses as a burning bush, another degradation of his full form in paradise, and bestows upon him the hope of a new Eden, “ I have come...to bring them up out of that land to a good broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey”(25). God delivers the Hebrew people out of the torments of slavery in Egypt as promised in order to help form a new covenant with …show more content…
Sinai revealing the requirements for mankind. He establishes a structured and regimented relationship with the Hebrew people, unlike the organic relationships of before. Moses says, “ ...if you obey the voice of the Lord, the Lord God will set you high above all the nations of the earth” (26), however, “...if you will not obey the voice of the Lord...then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you”(27), warning the
Hebrews of their new covenantal parameters. Man has fallen so far from God that He must institute fear in order to gain cooperation from the Hebrews. The Hebrew people abused God’s covenants before, but God takes measures to mend their relationship, continuing the perpetual cycle of Hebraic misbehavior and God’s unrelenting forgiveness.
In the beginning, man’s bond with God exemplified strength like the glaciers of old.
However, the ineptitude of the Hebraic people’s judgment forfeited this bond, and the intimacy between God and his people melted away into a leary trickle of water. Even when the His bond with the Hebrews seems as distant and invisible as the water vapor in the air, God’s love endures. He constantly extends forgiveness through covenantal relationship to His

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