When I try to bring to mind the biblical uses for the idea of water, a few things pop into my mind.
The first is the importance of water in several stories: The parting of the red sea, Jesus walking over the water, the flood in Noah’s time, Jonah’s near-drowning, Moses bringing the spring out of the ground…
Then I think about the times and places that water seems to be important. Jesus says that he is the living water. Revelations promise about the river of life.
It takes a little more thinking to realize that sometimes water is just ordinary. I’ve been fixated lately on how it’s water that gets turned into wine. But there is also the time where Jesus says that those who bring even a glass of water to his followers will be blessed. (I probably killed the details of that quote, but hopefully you get my point.) John The Baptist’s statement that he baptizes with water, but Jesus baptism will be bigger and greater. (Feeling tired tonight. I’ll have to look it up later. What was it he said “I baptize with water but Jesus will baptize with fire? Or was it with the Spirit?)
The interesting thing about these is that you could put the word, “just” in front of the water. Even if you just bring a cup of water… Though I just baptize with water.
I guess I’m trying to establish the idea is that there is water, and then there is Water. Their is boring old H20, and then there is the water of life. I think recognizing this is an important thing.