Genesis 2:6, states that “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” This verse ties up with verses 6 and 7 recorded in Genesis 1, which states that God separated the waters from the waters and there was waters above and waters below. Since the previous verse (Genesis 2:5) states that the Lord had not caused it to rain on the earth, and this verse begins with the word ‘but’, one can deduce that it had not rained and the mist from below was a provision made by God to water the earth in lieu of rain from above. This makes me appreciate that before man’s disobedience and death entering the world, God’s infinite wisdom had planned for the earth (soil) to be refreshed and watered so that every plant (not thorns or thistles) could grow and be fruitful.
Points to ponder:
Jesus is the source of living water and he said that whoever believes in him shall never thirst again (John 4:14), and out of him will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38), which is his Holy Spirit (John 7:39). Jesus is a life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45), like a mist that goes up, refreshing and watering the soil (ground), on which the seeds of his gospel is sown. Do you have the refreshing mist of the Holy Spirit (Acts 3:19) go up from within you to bring life to the hearts that hear the gospel of Jesus? In other words, have you believed in Jesus?
Genesis 2:6 (KJV)
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
John 7:38-39 (KJV)
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Acts 3:19-21 (KJV)
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.