Today I can’t wait to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon. For centuries, people have sought the benefits of geothermal spas. You might be surprised to learn the lagoon is manmade.
The water is a byproduct from the nearby geothermal power plant. The rich mineral content is provided by the underground geological layers and pushed up to the surface by the hot water. The water renews every 2 days. Very few organisms live in the water apart from some blue-green algae, despite the water not being artificially disinfected it contains no fecal bacteria, environmental bacteria, fungi, or plants. Studies made in the '90s confirmed that the lagoon had a beneficial effect on the skin disease psoriasis. A psoriasis clinic was opened in 1994 and in 1995, the Blue Lagoon company began marketing skin products containing silica, algae, and salt.
Let’s not forget how important water was in Jesus ministry. At the pool of Bethesda the paralyzed man had no one to lift him in when the water stirred. Jesus healed him. Jesus healed a blind man at the Pool of Siloam, an important source of fresh water within the walls of Jerusalem.
Jesus first miracle was to turn water into wine, and he began his ministry by being baptized by John. He recruited his key disciples along the sea of Galilee and later walked on water.
I’m looking forward to the Blue Lagoon, but let’s not forget. Jesus met the woman at the well and gave her the very best water you can find, “living water”
Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
“But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”