John 4:10
“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

NASA never seems to tire of looking for signs of life throughout the universe. Though the space agency is no longer involved with SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life, it continues searching for water because water is necessary for life as we know it.

 Image: In NASA's words, "NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars."NASA has found oceans of water on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. They are finding water or ice on comets, asteroids and dwarf planets like Ceres. And when they don’t find water, they search for signs that water might have been present in the past.

Sadly, NASA isn’t only interested in expanding mankind’s store of knowledge about the universe. Though they never come out and admit it, their other goal is to show that the Earth is not the special place God created and filled it with life. Our planet, they believe, has life simply because water is here. And once life has begun, evolution takes care of the rest.

Chief NASA scientist Ellen Stofan says that the agency’s success at finding water “inspires us to continue investigating our origins and the fascinating possibilities for other worlds, and life, in the universe.” She also said, “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within twenty to thirty years.”

We will hold you to that, Ellen. In the meantime, why don’t you search for the living water that leads to eternal life? If you seek it, you will find it for sure!

Prayer:
Jesus, I pray that scientists will seek You and the Living Water that You provide because only You can satisfy the thirst for eternal life. Amen.

Notes:
“The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory news release, 4/7/15. “NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Predicts We’ll Find Signs Of Alien Life Within 10 Years,” Huff Post Science, 4/8/15. Image: In NASA’s words, “NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars.” Courtesy of NASA. (PD)