How Deep is Your Well?

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

As we begin this new week, there are probably some “wells” of concern or trouble in your life. Some of them are likely issues that seem to be incredibly overwhelming to you. Maybe they appear to be hopeless. How deep are they? Maybe they are deep financial wells? Maybe they are deep health wells?

In John 4 we have the story of a Samaritan woman who had been ostracized from the villagers where she lived because of her immorality. She went out to the well alone in the heat of the day to draw water. On one day there was a stranger sitting there resting, a man named Jesus. When she came, he asked her for a drink. In the ensuing conversation, Jesus eventually says, “If you knew who I was, you would have asked me for a drink?”

Her response is what I want to focus on? She asks, “How will you get water? You have no bucket. And the well is deep.” Let this conversation sink in real well, because it is our response to God so very often. Standing before this woman is the one who created the water. Standing before this woman is the one who describes Himself as “living water”.

How deep is your well this mornign? Do you really think that it is so deep that Jesus can not provide living water from its depths? One of the truths we know is that often the deeper the well, the better the water. In West Africa, shallow wells produce murky water. Deep wells are filtered through layers of rock and it comes out cleaner and fresher.

The deeper the well in your life, whether it is a family issue, a financial issue, a health issue, no matter what it is, the greater the chance Jesus will satisfy you by supplying you with living water. But listen, you have to trust Him. You have to turn to Him. You have to come to Him.

Jesus said, “If you are thirsty, come to me, and I will give you living water.”  (John 7:37)

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