"Such as the rocks that show up in your brain scan, Cowboy Bob?"
While those rocks are damp, I mean rocks beneath the surface. Many rocks are porous and permeable to some extent, so in the right environment, water can flow through them and even become embedded in them. Coffee isn't the only thing that percolates. Water does that as well, getting through sediments and into layers way down yonder; there's about as much water under Asia as in the Arctic Ocean. Our creator has made water accessible, even in places that seem unlikely.
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Rain and rivers are essential to life on earth. But what about life in earth’s arid regions, where rain rarely falls and rivers are nonexistent?To read the rest, click on "Water from Rock". There is a bonus of sorts, an easy experiment that you can do. One of the items to use is marbles, so people who have lost those are given other options so they can continue.
God provides for life there as well. Beneath our feet flows a priceless supply of water, called groundwater. The Lord designed the chemistry of rocks and soil to provide us with a ready source of fresh water. The wells of Isaac are a good reminder of this blessing (Genesis 26:18), along with the artesian wells in Australia’s Outback and the lush, irrigated fields in North America’s High Plains.
People sometimes assume well water comes from literal caves or underwater streams, but that is not the case. It flows straight out of the soil and rocks.