No matter how you look at it, when you turn the faucet on, the water runs through the pipes.
The water is different from the pipes. We are kept alive by the water. We get it through the pipes.
I’m sure that distinction (the by vs. the through) doesn’t feel important. But I have this theory that the brokenenss around you, your own sin, even the Fall of Mankind – are all linked to our inability to distinguish the through and the by.