Living Water

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
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ImageI only wanted to take the picture of the woman drawing the water, but everyone else insisted on being in the picture. There are wells like this one scattered throughout the village. But the best water is in just two places where there is a deep well, and a hand pump, rather than a rope. Women and children come in groups in the early morning and in the late evening to draw the water. The Bible comes alive.

Jesus stopped at the well of Jacob in the middle of the day. He was tired and thirsty. He had gone out of his way to come through Samaria. He had a divine appointment. He sent the disciples to find food. In the middle of the heat of the day, a Samaritan woman came alone to draw water. She was ostracized from the rest because of her immorality. Jesus engaged her in an amazing conversaton that started with a request for a drink of water.

Jesus had finally said, “If you knew who I was, you would ask me, and I would give you living water, everlasting water.” In fact, that is what Jesus promises to all who are spiritually thirsty. He said, “Come to me and drink. Out of your innermost being will flow living water.”

I encounter people everyday who are thirsty. They are looking for something to fill the emptiness in their life. That emptiness is because they were created to know the living God, but have been separated from Him because of their sin. Maybe that is you. Come to Jesus and drink of the living water today.

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