One gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. Grace weighs less than a feather.

Key statement: it was not until I passed through the Panama Canal on a 1,000-foot ship with over 2,300 passengers did I realize the enormous weight of water.

What I now know about water:

Water can elevate a ship 85 feet above sea level, float it across a small country and slowly drop the vessel 85 feet to a different ocean.

Water makes up 60% of human body weight. Fact is, a 200-pound man’s body weight is 120 pounds of water.

Water usage on a daily average basis for each American is 757 bottles a day. This includes showering and teeth brushing.

31% of human bone weight is water. No wonder my health giver admonishes me to drink over 8 pounds of water each day. She says, “Fred’s bones are thirsty.”


It will wear you out.

In the spiritual realm, sin is heavy like water!

Resentment, bitterness, and anger weigh more than water.

Hurt collectors carry their self-pity like ladies in older times who carried water jugs home from the city well.

Worry is heavy. One gallon of worry weighs 10 pounds.

Anxiety is really heavy. Boxcars at the train station are not strong enough to carry the anxiety that people manage to carry on their backs day after day.

God’s grace is weightless. Imagine the magnificent words we can read and memorize from the Holy Book.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Personally, these words and promises our Lord Jesus Christ told the apostles after his resurrection, are pure joy to my heart.

Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

This living water is God’s grace; it is healthy; it is weightless.

As for me, in the Crowell household, we choose to live in weightless Grace, not heavy water!  Forgiveness is our get out of jail free card. Gratitude is our gold card to experience God’s gift of weightless grace.

Thank you, Abba Father the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. You have faithfully packed my water for 51 years and without doubt, I know you will carry my water until the day you choose to take me home.