The Well of Living Water


Jesus offers us the gift of God in the fulfillment of our thirst for spiritual fullness. Do you thirst? Do you have a spiritual hunger and thirst for something or someone greater than yourself? Jesus will fill that hunger and thirst if you let him…

7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
John 4:7-15

Whoever drinks the water Jesus gives them will never thirst. The living water will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. This is the point. This is the promise.

There is a lot of jockeying around cultural distinctions and religious disagreements to get here, yet once they do get here, eternal life is revealed to us in Jesus, yet again. By receiving Jesus, we can be filled spiritually to overflowing with eternal life.

The Samaritan woman didn’t get it. Even after the point was made and the offer given, she said, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.” For her, this was about the daily drawing of physical water.

Jesus was talking on a spiritual level. This is, as Jesus told her, ‘the gift of God.’

Do you thirst? Do you have a spiritual hunger and thirst for something or someone greater than yourself? Jesus will fill that hunger and thirst if you let him. Some of us go looking for water in many different wells in the world. We draw out what we can day after day after day. And still we thirst.

Jesus offers us the gift of God in the fulfillment of our thirst for spiritual fullness. Drink him in. Well up with eternal life. Today.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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1 Response to The Well of Living Water

  1. Elaine says:

    It’s been a hard week, and I’m exhausted… WAS exhausted. Then I read your reminder of the spring that sustains my life. Just what I needed this morning. Thanks, Marc.

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