Revelation 8:10-11 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
It seems obvious the star is a meteorite or a comet that impacts the planet affecting the freshwater supply.
I remember hearing the word wormwood before reading the Bible but never gave it much thought.
Wormwood is a plant that yields a bitter oil used in making absinthe. Long considered a hallucinogen and potential poison, wormwood was banned in the United States for nearly a century.
I don’t think the herb has anything to do with the meteor or comet that impacts the earth. Wormwood was just a bitter herb and is used as an example of how bitter a third of the freshwater supply becomes.
Bitterness is not just a taste but actually poisonous, since many people died from the water.
Freshwater is not just from streams and rivers but also from wells and I can’t help wonder if a part of this water is poisoned also.
One thing all life depends on is water. Life on earth cannot sustain without it.
Neither can your spiritual life.
Jesus said in John 4:14, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Later in Revelation 21:6 you read, “I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.”
Salvation is not found in water but like life depends on water so eternal life depends on your relationship with Jesus.